Monday, August 27, 2007

The Late Great Max Roach

Max Roach died while I was out of town. He was a bebop/hard bop percussionist, drummer and composer. He worked with many of the greatest jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins and Clifford Brown. Roach also led his own groups, and was active in the civil rights movement. He is generally considered to be one of the most important drummers in history.

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