Max Roach

Roach in 2000 Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer. A pioneer of bebop, he worked in many other styles of music, and is generally considered one of the most important drummers in history. He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Clifford Brown, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, and Booker Little. He was inducted into the ''DownBeat'' Hall of Fame in 1980 and the ''Modern Drummer'' Hall of Fame in 1992.

In the mid-1950s, Roach co-led a pioneering quintet along with trumpeter Clifford Brown. In 1970, he founded the percussion ensemble M'Boom. He made numerous musical statements relating to the civil rights movement. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Roach, Max, 1924-2007.
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by Roach, Max, 1924-2007.
Published 1998
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Published 1991
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Published 1957
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by Brown, Clifford.
Published 1995
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Published 1992
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Published 2009
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Published 1995
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Published 1996
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by Rollins, Sonny.
Published 1989
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by Rollins, Sonny.
Published 1987
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by Rollins, Sonny.
Published 1987
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by Rollins, Sonny.
Published 2008
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Published 2006
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by Powell, Bud.
Published 1988
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Published 1994
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by Rollins, Sonny.
Published 2002
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Published 1983
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