MAX ROACH
          Deeds Not Words

             Recording Date:
                  September 4, 1958

                  Booker Little      TP
                  Ray Draper         TU
                  George Coleman TS
                  Art Davis            B
                  Max Roach          D


Reviewby Scott Yanow
This CD reissue of a Max Roach Riverside date is notable for featuring the great young trumpeter Booker Little and for utilizing Ray Draper's tuba as a melody instrument; tenor saxophonist George Coleman and bassist Art Davis complete the excellent quintet. Highlights include "It's You or No One," "You Stepped out of a Dream" and Roach's unaccompanied drum piece "Conversation." This is fine music from a group that was trying to stretch themselves beyond hard bop.

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