This reissue album features tracks recorded in 1958 and originally released on the Riverside label.
A pioneer of bebop, Max Roach went on to work on many other styles of music and is generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history having worked with such musicians as Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and more!
"This (LP) reissue of a Max Roach Riverside date is notable for featuring the great young trumpeter Booker Little and for utilizing Ray Draper's tuba as a melody instrument; tenor saxophonist George Coleman and bassist Art Davis complete the excellent quintet. Highlights include "It's You or No One," "You Stepped out of a Dream" and Roach's unaccompanied drum piece "Conversation." This is fine music from a group that was trying to stretch themselves beyond hard bop." - allmusic.com
Max Roach, drums
Booker Little, trumpet
George Coleman, tenor saxophone
Ray Draper, tuba
Art Davis, bass
1. You Stepped Out of A Dream
3. It's You Or No One
1. Jodie's Cha-Cha
2. Deeds, Not Words
5. There Will Never Be Another You