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This review is from: Percussion Bitter Sweet (Audio CD)This is an intense album. Max Roach really shines, taking the soundscape of the drum set to another level.
Using this album to voice his social and political concerns, Roach chose top of the line musicians to convey his message, including the exhuberant and masterful Eric Dolphy on alto sax, bass clarinet, and flute.
Influenced by, but not flat out Latin jazz, Roach stirs up a blend of sound that is completely original, bordering on the mystical.
Dolphy indulges in one of his best recorded solos on the twisted 40s style bop number, "Mendacity."