Max Roach Quartet – In The Light (Full Album)

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In the Light is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach recorded in 1982 for the Italian Soul Note label.

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars, stating: “This is one of a series of excellent recordings by the Roach 4tet in the early ’80s that should be examined as not only excellent works, but perhaps even trend setters for a more progressive concept”.

Track listing:
All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated
“In the Light” – 8:40
“Straight, No Chaser” (Thelonious Monk) – 7:00
“Ruby, My Dear” (Monk) – 4:53
“Henry Street Blues” – 4:48
“If You Could See Me Now” (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) – 4:27
“Good Bait” (Count Basie, Dameron) – 7:38
“Tricotism” (Oscar Pettiford) – 4:20

Max Roach – drums
Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks 1-4, 6 & 7)
Odean Pope – tenor saxophone
Calvin Hill – bass


Released: 1982
Recorded: at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on July 22 & 23, 1982
Length 41:46
Label: Soul Note
Producer: Giovanni Bonandrini