Sublime work from Max Roach -- featuring a group that we think was one of his greatest! The record was recorded in Paris in the early 60s, and players include the Turrentine Brothers -- Stanley and Tommy -- plus Julian Priester on trombone and Bob Boswell on bass. The piano-less ensemble has a fantastic groove -- more soul jazz than most of Roach's work, but also with angular touches of modernism that make the album have a very edgey quality. Stan and Tommy never sounded so great -- and titles include "Nica", "Petit Dejuner", "Liberte", and the extended "Parisian Sketches" suite.
Personnel: Tommy Turrentine (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Stanley Turrentine (ts) Bob Boswell (b) Max Roach (d)
01 Parisian Sketches - The Tower, The Champs, The Caves, The Left Bank, The Arch
03 Petit Djeuner
04 Nouveau Complet