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Five for Max

This 5/4 tune is by drummer Roy Brooks, who I’ve featured a few times already this year.  I assume the “Max” in the title is Max Roach, the great drummer who I’ve heard was a little upset that not he but Joe Morello had recorded the first famous drum solo in 5/4.

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Planet X

Here’s a tribute to the late, very great McCoy Tyner.  He’s on a short list of pianists who have changed the way the instrument is played.  His unique conception of harmony is on display on this tune he recorded in 1968 with his working trio of Herbie Lewis and Freddie Waits.  Maybe it’s just the title, but I hear a little hint of Holst’s “Jupiter” in here.

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