We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
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The History of the Albums - n° 160

Although there are nuances between yesterday and today, we still live in a climate of anger, which pushes people to revolt in order to acquire equality among all humans. It is inadmissible to still be in "similar conditions",, when it has been going on for decades and even centuries. We Insist! being one of the first albums to protest against injustice and crime through the Civil Rights movement. That was almost 60 years ago.

Here's a year 1961 ... read more


When I was first getting into jazz, it was albums like these that I was gravitating more to. More avant-garde albums, with more unique instrumentation giving it that extra edge to make it an album that I would genuinely love to return to more. I only really discovered Max Roach's We Insist a couple of weeks ago, and have only really been listening to it for the past few days, but goddamn, I really wish this was an album that I discovered much earlier. This album leaves me absolutely floored ... read more


“Rumors flyin', must be lyin'. Can it really be?
Can't conceive it, can't believe it. But that's what they say.
Slave no longer, slave no longer, this is Freedom Day.”

Let’s take a trip back to 1961. A segregated America.

Racism has been a huge problem in America ever since the beginning. The only difference between now and then is that back in the early 60s there were extremely public laws that would ostracize you from the rest of society if you were an ethnic person of ... read more

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Track List

  1. Driva' Man
  2. Freedom Day
  3. Triptych: Prayer, Protest, Peace
  4. All Africa
  5. Tears For Johannesburg
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Added on: October 14, 2014