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  • Audio CD (January 1, 1988)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Candid Records
  • ASIN: B00008EX7B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,649 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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At a time when the civil rights movement was starting to heat up, drummer Max Roach performed and recorded a 7-part suite dealing with black history (particularly slavery) and racism. Driva' Man has a powerful statement by veteran tenor Coleman Hawkins and there is valuable solo space elsewhere for trumpeter Booker Little and trombonist Julian Priester, but it is the overall performance of Abbey Lincoln that is most notable. Formerly a nightclub singer, Lincoln really came into her own under Roach's tutelage and she is a strong force throughout this intense set. On Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace, Lincoln is heard in duets with the drummer and her wrenching screams of rage are quite memorable.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's a crime that this title should remain out of print in the U.S., and still very difficult to find elsewhere (my order for it has been put on backorder three times).
Not only is this a landmark in jazz, but a landmark in the way it reflects the civil rights movement of the 60's. The music is intense and stirring, certainly the most powerful music Max Roach has ever recorded (even more so than his great, masterful work with Clifford Brown). Recorded with Abbey Lincoln, at the time married to Roach, and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, this used to be a popular album among jazz enthusiasts, but for some reason it's been given some pretty shabby treatment, having been allowed to drift into relative obscurity. If you can get a copy for a decent price, pick it up.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Foster on November 5, 2007
Format: Audio CD
We Insist! Freedom Now...
Is a beautiful record and the digital download is a major bargain. BUT, be aware this is mastered from a vinyl copy. It has several pops throughout and the surface noise associated with a good (but used for 30+ years) record. Works fine for me but thought I'd add this caveat...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Stack VINE VOICE on April 7, 2005
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Max Roach's "We Insist!" is one of the most powerful pieces of music ever committed to record. It is rarely available (although I was able to order a copy direct from Candid) but is worth taking the time to seek out, regardless of cost. With a band featuring trumpet genius Booker Little and sax legend Coleman Hawkins along with three percussionists (including Olatunji) and featured vocalist Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach and Oscar Brown, Jr., inspired by the sit-in movement, assembled a political album without parallel.

Before going any further, I'll speak of the most famous and most powerful piece on here-- "Triptych". Its a duet between Roach and Lincoln in three parts, an introspective, haunting opening, building in tension and power, before drifting to conclusion. It is beyond words to try and explain this piece, it really is something that needs to be heard. Listen to it alone with no other stimulus, it can be overwhelming.

The rest of the album admittedly has a hard time living up to this level of expression and power, but how could it? "Driva' Man", however, is nearly as stunning. A story of brutal slave owners, it begins with Lincoln over thin percussion before going into a positively haunting rendition of the melody and a moving solo by Coleman Hawkins (even with a squeaky reed). The rest of the album is, however, spectacular, and this is really an essential piece of music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John J. Knapik on January 28, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Hearing Abbey Lincoln scream during Max's drum solo in "Triptych Prayer/Protest/Peace" will send chills down your spine. You have never heard anything quite like this. This music says more about the civil rights movement than any jazz ever recorded. I can't believe this is out of print in the US --- actually, I can.... this music is just too powerful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John J. Knapik on January 27, 2008
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Hearing Abbey Lincoln scream during Max's drum solo in "Triptych Prayer/Protest/Peace" will send chills down your spine. You have never heard anything quite like this. This music says more about the civil rights movement than any jazz ever recorded. I can't believe this was out of print in the US for a long time--- actually, I can.... this music is just too powerful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. DS Graham on May 5, 2003
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This is a rare cd indeed, as it's availability on Amazon will attest. The Penguin Guide to Jazz illustrates it's inextricable link to the social and racial causes Max Roach was fighting for at the time of it's release. As for the music itself, there's more singing than instrumental improvising and with a Giant of the art like Coleman Hawkins on board I would have liked more of him and less of Abbey Lincoln's impassioned but musically limited singing. Booker Little too is given scant opportunity to solo and the tracks are frustatingly short. You need to hear this album for what it is and not what you wanted it to be, as I did. Then, it's full power and historical importance will impact upon you. Needless to say but worth repeating, Roach's percussion skills and musical urgency and spellbinding.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Pearson on August 8, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Wonderful music with one of the few narrative drummers in Jazz - a man who tells a story and develops a drum-line logically and humanely.

The music is one of protest yes but ultimately so is all of jazz in it's early golden age from '40-'70.

But I advise folks to not be taken advantage of by certain sellers! This can be had for about $23 from Candid's own site. The music certainly is valuable but people who try to profit from beauty should not be allowed to do so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yugen F. Rashad on October 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The great Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and friends didn't stand on the sidelines as spectators to Civil Rights. This work demonstrates art doesn't have to happen in a vacuum, in isolation. A far cry from 21st Century Black music that uses escapism as the root justification for existance (some HipHop, rap). Secondly We Insist! is a representation of continued vigilance, intentionality, at the street level where relevance gives voice to the people.

Thanks for archiving this moment of artistic brilliance that stands as a model for musicianship as a way artists can/should operationalize their sensitivities to the plight of the disadvantaged, underserved, disaparte at the population level, because... We Insist!

Yugen Fardan Rashad aka Gene the Jazz Machine KBOO 90.7 FM Sat, 4pm to 7pm (KBOO.FM) on the world wide web.
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