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On December 1, 1960.

On December 1, 1960, “Candid Records” label released “We Insist!” (subtitled Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite), the 21st Max Roach album. It was recorded April – September 1960, at “Nola Penthouse Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Nat Hentoff.

Personnel:

  • Max Roach– drums
  • Abbey Lincoln– vocals
  • Booker Little– trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone
  • Walter Benton– tenor saxophone
  • Coleman Hawkins– tenor saxophone
  • James Schenk – bass
  • Michael Olatunji– vpcals, congas
  • Raymond Mantilla– percussion
  • Tomas du Vall – percussion

Track listing:

All music by Max Roach, all lyrics by Oscar Brown.

  1. Driva Man
  2. Freedom Day
  3. Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace
  4. All Africa
  5. Tears for Johannesburg

 

 

On June 6, 1991.

Stan Getz

On June 6, 1991, Stanley Getz, died aged 64. Being jazz saxophonist (primarily tenor saxophone), came to prominence in the late 40’s playing with Woody Herman’s big band, and went on performing bebop and cool jazz.  He became world known with his bossa nova period, in which he recorded few albums that promoted bossa nova worldwide, including “Jazz Samba (1962)”; “Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)”; “Jazz Samba Encore! (1963)” and “Getz/Gilberto (1963)”. In his career he performed with some of the most important jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Joao Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, Herb Alpert, Benny Goodman, Al Haig and Abbey Lincoln. Getz achieved big number of awards including five “Grammy Awards”:

  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist or Small Group (Instrumental) “Desafinado,” Stan Getz. 1962
  • Grammy Award for Record of the Year, “The Girl From Ipanema,” 1964
  • Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and João Gilberto (Verve) 1964
  • Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small Group, Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz 1964
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance, “I Remember You” Stan Getz 1991