We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite

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Composed by
Roach, Max, American, 1924 - 2007
Written by
Brown, Oscar, American, 1926 - 2005
Recorded by
Roach, Max, American, 1924 - 2007
Lincoln, Abbey, American, 1930 - 2010
Published by
MiruMir Music Publishing, Russian, founded 2004
Medium
vinyl, cardboard
Dimensions
Diameter (.a, album): 11 13/16 in. (30 cm)
H x W (.b, album jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Type
long-playing records
Date
1960; re-released 2013
Description
An LP vinyl record (2015.103.3a) and jacket (2015.103.3b) of the "We Insist-Freedom Now Suite" performed by jazz percussionist, drummer and composer Max Roach.
The LP vinyl record (2015.103.3a) has a black-and-white label, with white writing set against a black background. The type on the front of label reads: [So Far Out/ Side A/ OUT5001LP/ WE INSIST!/ MAX ROACH AND OSCAR BROWN, Jr.'s/ FREEDOM NOW SUITE/ DRIVA' MAN (5:10) FREEDOM DAY (6:02)/ TRIPTYCH: PRAYER. PROTEST, PEACE (7:58)]. The reverse side of the label reads: [So Far Out/ Side B/ OUT5001LP/ WE INSIST!/ MAX ROACH AND OSCAR BROWN, Jr.'s/ FREEDOM NOW SUITE/ ALL AFRICA (7:57)/ TEARS FOR JOHANNESBURG (9:36)].
The LP jacket (2015.103.3b) features a black-and-white photograph depicting three African American men sitting at a diner counter, with a white man in a white uniform standing behind the counter. The three African American men are looking over their shoulders towards the camera. A menu board can be seen in the top proper-right corner of the image. Black type on front of LP cover reads: [WE INSIST!/ MAX ROACH'S - FREEDOM NOW SUITE/ FEATURING ABBEY LINCOLN/ COLEMAN HAWKINS, OLATUNJI/ So Far Out/ OUT5001LP].
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of Max Roach
Object number
2015.103.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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