Max Roach records ‘M’Boom’ with eight other drummers and percussionists (1979)

Max Roach’s ‘M’Boom’ is an album recorded on July 25, 26 & 27, 1979 and released the same year by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Onomatopoeia (Omar Clay) – 05:17 . 2.Twinkle Toes (Warren Smith) – 03:33 . 3.Caravanserai (Joe Chambers) – 04:01 . 4.January V (Max Roach) – 03:24 . 5.The Glorious Monster (Max Roach) – 06:46 . 6.Rumble In The Jungle (Omar Clay) – 07:15 . 7.Morning/Midday (Omar Clay, Warren Smith) – 06:50 . 8.Epistrophy (Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk) – 04:28 . 9.Kujichaglia (Roy Brooks) – 06:27

Musicians : Max Roach – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Roy Brooks – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Joe Chambers – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Omar Clay – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Fred King – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Warren Smith – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Freddie Waits – Drums Percussion, Vibes, Marimba, Xylophone, Timpani . Ray Mantilla Conga, Bongos, Timpani, Latin Percussion . Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman – Percussion, Bells

Production : Produced By Max Roach

Package : Allen Weinberg – Art Direction . Chip Stern – Liner Notes . Herbie Nichols – Liner Notes . Vic Anesini – Mastering

Recorded On July 25, 26 & 27, 1979.

Released In 1979 By Columbia.

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New-York Times
The arrangements revealed what percussionists already know – that rhythmic instruments, even such ”unpitched” percussion as snare drums and tambourines, have a melodic sideand that there are thousands of ways to be percussive […]

allmusic
This is a particularly colorful set that is easily recommended not only to jazz and percussion fans but to followers of World music. […]

npr
Remembering Max Roach, Rhythmic InnovatorRoach remained at the forefront of rhythmic innovation. He established an entire orchestra of jazz percussionists called MBoomand composed numerous compositions exclusively for the jazz drum set. […]

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