THE DOZENS: JAZZ & BJRK
Published: January 15, 2013
On Un Poco Loco, Max played one of the greatest beats ever on a jazz recording, in the same category as the beat Vernell Fournier plays on Poinciana,
or the beat that Art Blakey plays on Pensativa.
Max told me that in the studio, he was playing some variations on Caribbean-Afro Cuban rhythms, and Bud said, Youre supposed to be Max Roach. Cant you come up with anything slicker than that? So Max went home and shedded it out, and he came back with this phenomenal bea...