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Birth & Rebirth
Max Roach, Anthony Braxton
Birth & Rebirth
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Max Roach, Anthony Braxton
Title: Birth & Rebirth
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Black Saint
Release Date: 9/7/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027312002423

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Two jazz giants. One great cd.
Jeff Delfield | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an essential jazz purchase. A full album of duets between reeds and drums simply do not come around very often, and certainly not of this magnitude (David Murray/Milford Graves - "Real Deal" recalls this recording). Though I love Braxton's soloing, this is definitely a Roach album. His drumming goes beyond "inventive." It amazes and astounds with explosive subtlety. On "Birth and Rebirth" one wonders if the drum may have been invented just for Roach. Okay, enough of the superlatives - throughout Braxton is also amazing and most often plays alto sax, but switches to clarinet and sopranino sax for a few cuts. Though the two title cuts ("Birth" and "Rebirth") that book-end the set are intense listens, the pair lighten up on the gem "Softshoe.""