Marc Chenard’s previously unpublished 1978 interview with Max Roach is excellent. Instead of concentrating on the formation of the quintet with Clifford Brown and moving on from there, Marc gets Max talking about the sociological and cultural factors in the forties that shaped the early days of be-bop. Fascinating.
Henry, Aura, and Tom, great hang. This is the story I was talking about, when Bill Cosby in his drumming days sat in with Sonny Stitt. Stitt decides to play ‘Cherokee’, and then hilarity ensues. It reminded me of the organ player being confused last night when Lou Donaldson just started playing Cherokee…lol