Max Roach

20th century US jazz drummer & composer. Born 10 January 1924. Died 15 August 2007
Max Roach
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1924-01-10
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Max Roach

Max Roach Biography (BBC)

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.

Max Roach Biography (Wikipedia)

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 alongside the most important drummers in history. He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including 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.

Roach also led his own groups, most notably a pioneering quintet co-led with trumpeter Clifford Brown and the percussion ensemble M'Boom. He made numerous musical statements relating to the civil rights movement.

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Freedom Day
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Freedom Day
Abbey Lincoln
Driva' Man
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Driva' Man
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Tropical Forest
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Tropical Forest
Max Roach
Salt Peanuts
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Salt Peanuts
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St Louis Blues
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St Louis Blues
Duke Ellington
Money Jungle
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Money Jungle
Max Roach
Stompin' At The Savoy
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Stompin' At The Savoy
Clifford Brown
Powell's Prances
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Powell's Prances
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Members Don't Git Weary
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Members Don't Git Weary
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Garvey's Ghost
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Garvey's Ghost
Max Roach
Abstrutions
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Abstrutions
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach & Duke Ellington
Caravan
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Caravan

Caravan

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Duke Ellington
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Charles Mingus
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Fleurette Africaine ("African Flower")
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Fleurette Africaine ("African Flower")
Thelonious Monk
Bemsha Swing
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Bemsha Swing
Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners
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Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
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Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
Clark Terry
Brushes And Brass
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Brushes And Brass
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The More I See You
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The More I See You
Abbey Lincoln
Freedom Day
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Freedom Day
Max Roach
Lonesome Lover
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Lonesome Lover
Duke Ellington
Caravan
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Caravan
Sonny Rollins
Strode Rode
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Strode Rode
Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners
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Brilliant Corners
Max Roach
Jodie’s Cha Cha
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Jodie’s Cha Cha
Max Roach
The Profit
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The Profit
Clifford Brown
I'll Remember April
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I'll Remember April
Sonny Rollins
The Freedom Suite
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The Freedom Suite
Duke Ellington
Fleurette Africaine
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Fleurette Africaine
Max Roach
Tears For Johannesburg
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Tears For Johannesburg
Duke Ellington
Caravan
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Caravan
Max Roach
Lover
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Lover
Max Roach
Deeds not Words
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Deeds not Words
Max Roach
You Stepped Out of a Dream
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You Stepped Out of a Dream
Charlie Parker
Perdido
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Perdido
Brother Ah
Love Piece
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Love Piece
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January V
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January V
Charlie Parker
Now's The Time
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Now's The Time
Charlie Parker
All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are
Gerry Mulligan
Move
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Move
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