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Streams of Consciousness
Max Roach, Abdullah Ibrahim
Streams of Consciousness
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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The collaboration between the two musical geniuses, Max Roach and Abdullah Ibrahim began with this 1977 recording "Streams of Consciousness" now re-issued on Piadrum records. Subsequently they toured together in the 1990'...  more »

      
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All Artists: Max Roach, Abdullah Ibrahim
Title: Streams of Consciousness
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Label: Piadrum Records
Release Date: 5/27/2003
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 822235030122

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The collaboration between the two musical geniuses, Max Roach and Abdullah Ibrahim began with this 1977 recording "Streams of Consciousness" now re-issued on Piadrum records. Subsequently they toured together in the 1990's, however, this recording remained as the only one in existence. Max restates today as he prepares the album for this reissue that this encounter with Abdullah Ibrahim, "Streams of Consciousness," is dearest to him of his duo albums. It is special to him because it connects with Max's social consciousness. Max described in his liner notes for "Streams of Consciousness" when it was first released in 1977: This music is an expression of pure improvisation. Mr. Brand (Ibrahim) and I had no rehearsals or plans (written or otherwise) as to how or what we were going to record. We met at the studio, sat down to our respective instruments and commenced to perform. Our becoming musically acquainted was both challenging and enjoyable. The resulting cohesiveness, I am sure, had much to do with our environmental similarities. The liner notes today for this Piadrum reissue on CD is prepared by Phil Schaap, the jazz historian.
 

CD Reviews

Maximum Max!!
Arch Stanton | Bondurant, WY USA | 08/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The more Max Roach I listen to, the more I am impressed with the consistency and quality of his work. He can plod along with the most pedestrian shuffle beat but if you listen closely you can hear some other stuff going on in there, as well. This is pure improvisation by Max and Abdullah Ibrahim, recorded in 1977. While the piano is impressive, it's Max that holds this record together. Max is a man of many talents on the drum kit - he will set your car on fire, he will crawl through your window and pleasure your woman while you are sitting on the toilet reading box scores."