On the Passing of Max Roach
By Brian Clardy
Murray, KY – With a career spanning over six decades, Max Roach has been seen at the drums accompanying jazz peers such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and countless others Despite his controversial work in the 1960s, Roach went on to receive the MacArthur Foundation genius grant in 1988 along with several other honors since Despite his passing on August 16th, 2007, he is survived by five children and millions of fans... Commentator, Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on Max Roach's career and what made him one of the most important drummers in history.
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