|All Artists: Charles Tolliver|
Title: Grand Max
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Mr. Movie Man | Ontario, Canada | 08/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great Bebop album, with some incredible solos!
Very fast and up-beat tunes, full of energy!
I don't know much about Charles Tolliver, but I like his sound! Check this CD out!
jazz lover since 1960 | Tampa, Fl. and Franklin, NC | 09/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is one I play when I want to hear the highest energy, highest sincerity jazz at it's best. I can't understand why the previous reviewer gave this CD a rating of 4 stars. This is one of Tolliver's (and jazz's) masterpieces. It is a live recording from 1972. On another occasion, Tolliver recorded with another quartet with Stanley Cowell on piano, and some critics prefer that quartet. However, this quartet is the equal of that one. I think John Hicks did a masterful job of piano playing here. Hicks equalled Charles in energy. The bass playing of Reggie Workman(who was John Coltrane's bassist) is equally smoldering. Drummer Alvin Queen is a perfect match for the other 3.
By the way, Alvin and Charles Tolliver still are active in jazz to this date, and continue to make contributions to the jazz lexicon."