Long as You're Living

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Long as You're Living
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Live album by
Released 1984
Recorded February 5, 1960
Fruit Hall, Kaiserslautern, West Germany
Genre Jazz
Length 53:05
Label Enja
ENJ 4074
Producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Max Roach chronology
Moon Faced and Starry Eyed
Long as You're Living
Parisian Sketches

Long as You're Living is a live album by American jazz drummer Max Roach, featuring tracks recorded in West Germany in 1960 and released on the Enja label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars, with the review by Scott Yanow stating: "Although the playing of The Turrentines is not at the same innovative level as Roach's prior group with Booker Little and George Coleman, they come up with consistently fresh statements during the well-rounded set and the tenorman was already instantly recognizable."[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated

  1. "Lotus Blossom" (Kenny Dorham) - 7:33
  2. "Drum Conversation" - 6:55
  3. "The Villa" (Dorham) - 7:39
  4. "Long as You're Living" (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine) - 10:27
  5. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 12:07
  6. "Prelude" (Consuela Lee) - 8:03 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Drum Talk" - 2:17 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Max Roach discography accessed September 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott, Allmusic Review, accessed September 24, 2012.
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