Max Roach – Live At Blues Alley
Released to coincide with the fourth anniversary of his death, this 1981 live show at Washington DC’s famous Blues Alley features drummer extraordinaire Max Roach and his band. Filmed lovingly by filmmaker Gary Keys, this intimate portrait of Roach is stunning in its simplicity. The music and interplay between the musicians is the main focus, almost like the camera is eavesdropping on a private jam session. The band sounds full and fierce, the film crisp and personal, every note a celebration.