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Slide Hampton: Drum Suite

Read "Drum Suite" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

For Drum Suite, Slide Hampton set out to make an album to feature the drumming of Max Roach, but he accomplished much more: a display of why teamwork is at the essence of powerful jazz. Besides the framing of Roach's melodic and multi-dynamic drumming, the album succeeds in featuring the entire ensemble as part of a ...


Drum Suite

Label: Mosaic Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Fump; Lover; Like Someone in Love; Gallery Groove; Our Waltz; It


Drum Suite

Label: Sony Music
Released: 2005
Track listing: The Sacrifice; Cubano Chant; Oscalypso; Nica's Tempo; D's Dilemma; Just for Marty; L'il; The New Message.


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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Drum Suite

Read "Drum Suite" reviewed by Jim Santella

The all-star lineup on Drum Suite gives the album high marks before one note of music is played. It's a piece of history. Released in 1957, the album merged Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with several other musical forces that proved fruitful, rhythmically and otherwise. With this reissue come several bonus tracks that had appeared ...


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