Max Roach
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1924-01-10
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Biography

One of the architects of bebop in the 1940s, Max Roach continued to lead innovative and exemplary jazz groups into the 21st century. He cut his first discs with Coleman Hawkins in 1943, and soon afterwards worked with Dizzy Gillespie ...

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Percy Heath, Al Haig, Max Roach & Charlie Parker
Now's The Time
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Now's The Time Now's The Time Now's The Time Now's The Time
Miles Davis, Tommy Potter, Duke Jordan, Max Roach & Charlie Parker
All The Things That You Are
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All The Things That You Are All The Things That You Are All The Things That You Are All The Things That You Are
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach
Money Jungle
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Money Jungle Money Jungle Money Jungle Money Jungle
Gerry Mulligan, Kai Winding, Miles Davis, The Miles Davis Nonet, Al Haig, Junior Collins, John Barber, Joe Schulman, Lee Konitz & Max Roach
Move
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Move Move Move Move
Sonny Stitt, Sonny Stitt & J.J.Johnson, Nelson Boyd, J.J. Johnson & Max Roach
A Lazy Afternoon In Paris
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A Lazy Afternoon In Paris A Lazy Afternoon In Paris A Lazy Afternoon In Paris A Lazy Afternoon In Paris
Bud Powell, Sonny Stitt, Curley Russell, Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell & Max Roach
Fine and Dandy
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Fine and Dandy Fine and Dandy Fine and Dandy Fine and Dandy
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach
Backward Country Boy Blues
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Backward Country Boy Blues Backward Country Boy Blues Backward Country Boy Blues Backward Country Boy Blues
Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker, Teddy Kotick, HANK JONES & Max Roach
Laird Bird
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Laird Bird Laird Bird Laird Bird Laird Bird
Max Roach, Clifford Brown, George Morrow & Ritchie Powell
It Might As Well Be Spring
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It Might As Well Be Spring It Might As Well Be Spring It Might As Well Be Spring It Might As Well Be Spring
Thelonious Monk, Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach & Nelson Boyd
Skippy (feat. Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach & Nelson Boyd)
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Skippy (feat. Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach & Nelson Boyd) Skippy (feat. Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach & Nelson Boyd) Skippy (feat. Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach & Nelson Boyd) Skippy (feat. Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach & Nelson Boyd)
Clifford Brown, Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach
Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach)
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Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach) Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach) Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach) Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach)
Carl Perkins, Clifford Brown, George Bledsoe & Max Roach
Tenderly
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Tenderly Tenderly Tenderly Tenderly
Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford, Ernie Henry, Sonny Rollins & Max Roach
Brilliant Corners
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Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners
Max Roach
It's You Or No One (clip)
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It's You Or No One (clip) It's You Or No One (clip) It's You Or No One (clip) It's You Or No One (clip)
Max Roach
Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace
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Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace
Max Roach
Three-four vs. six-eight four-four ways.
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Three-four vs. six-eight four-four ways. Three-four vs. six-eight four-four ways. Three-four vs. six-eight four-four ways. Three-four vs. six-eight four-four ways.
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Biography

One of the architects of bebop in the 1940s, Max Roach continued to lead innovative and exemplary jazz groups into the 21st century. He cut his first discs with Coleman Hawkins in 1943, and soon afterwards worked with Dizzy Gillespie both on 52nd Street and on record.

In 1945 he began working with Charlie Parker, and was a member of Parker's great quintet with Miles Davis in 1947-9. After playing occasional further sessions with both Parker and Davis, in the 1950s he co-led a band with another great trumpeter, Clifford Brown - a famous quintet that came to an abrupt end with Brown and pianist Richie Powell's death in a car crash in 1956.

Roach continued working, and his groups took on a strong political flavour from the late 1950s to the 1970s. His 1960s Freedom Now Suite is a good example of this phase in his work, with startling vocals from his then wife Abbey Lincoln. He worked with just about every big name in modern jazz in the 60s, 70s and 80s, in combinations from large bands to duos.

Some of his duo performances are masterpieces of improvisation, notably his 1989 Paris collaboration with Dizzy Gillespie and a long-lived partnership with pianist Cecil Taylor both on record and in a series of occasional concerts. In the 1980s Roach formed a regular group which included Odean Pope on saxophones and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet,. In addition he worked in an amazing variety of contexts from all star jazz groups to the Beijing Trio, which explored Asian-American links.

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