Percussion Bitter Sweet (studio album) by Max Roach

Percussion Bitter Sweet by Max Roach
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 12,888th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 38 votes)
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Max Roach – Percussion Bitter Sweet LP Vinyl LP Jazz Hard Bop Impulse US 1974
Condition: Used

MAX ROACH LP. "Percussion Bitter Sweet". Brand New.Impulse RE. 2009. 180 g.
Condition: New

MAX ROACH - Percussion Bitter Sweet - CD - **Mint Condition**
Condition: Like New

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Percussion Bitter Sweet is ranked 3rd best out of 24 albums by Max Roach on

The best album by Max Roach is We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite which is ranked number 2386 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 672.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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73/100 (from 38 votes)
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3. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
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