Jazz moved fast in those days

Driving today and flipped on KKJZ and Koko exploded out of the radio, Max Roach Quartet. Crazy drumming, nobody plays like that. Kenny Dorham blowing Bird on the trumpet in long frenetic buttery lines, just gorgeous, then in comes I think George Coleman (yes, I just looked it up) on tenor, hard and fierce and beautiful, what a ridiculously overlooked player. What a fantastic cut. Why don’t I have this album? Recorded in late April 1957, I had just turned one year old and Bird had turned three years dead. Jazz moved fast in those days, in revolution time.

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