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Max Roach

American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer

Max Roach

American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer
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birthday
10th
January, 1924
Death
16th
August, 2007
Birth Place
Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

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 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 co-led a pioneering quintet along with trumpeter Clifford Brown and the percussion ensemble M’Boom. He made numerous musical statements relating to the civil rights movement.

instruments played
drums
percussion
Piano
Associated Acts

M'Boom Coleman Hawkins Thelonious Monk Sonny Rollins Charlie Parker Duke Ellington Eric Dolphy Miles Davis Charles Mingus Dizzy Gillespie Booker Little Clifford Brown Sonny Stitt Billy Eckstine Bud Powell Stan Getz

Birth Name

Maxwell Lemuel Roach

Genres

Jazz, bebop

Labels

Capitol, Impulse!

Occupations

Musician composer educator civil rights activist

Years Active

1944 2002

Name

Max Roach

Nationality

United States of America

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