Max Roach Speaks Out: 1978
Marc Chenard’s previously unpublished 1978 interview with Max Roach is excellent. Instead of concentrating on the formation of the quintet with Clifford Brown and moving on from there, Marc gets Max talking about the sociological and cultural factors in the forties that shaped the early days of be-bop. Fascinating.Read Interview…
Max Roach - Deeds, Not Words
Happy birthday Max Roach.
Max Roach, the iconic jazz drummer & composer, on tour in Japan in the mid-1950s. Photo via Dwayne Rodgers of The Black Vernacular who obtained it from Mr. Roach’s family.
George Morrow, Hank Mobley, Max Roach and Kenny Dorham at one of the December 1957 Max Roach Plus Four Plays Charlie Parker sessions.
Happy Born Day to Max Roach!
Credit: Scanned from the Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions booklet by Mosaic Records.
Born on this day: Max Roach
Photo by Francis Wolff
Max Roach at the Many Sides of Max session (1959).
Scanned from The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions booklet from Mosaic Records.
In my inbox: Details about the new 4LP Clifford Brown and Max Roach boxset from Mosaic Records.
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Essential Listening: The Magnificent Thad Jones
Max Roach 5tet wt/ Abbey Lincoln - Freedom Day 
Ebony magazine, August 1969
Henry, Aura, and Tom, great hang. This is the story I was talking about, when Bill Cosby in his drumming days sat in with Sonny Stitt. Stitt decides to play ‘Cherokee’, and then hilarity ensues. It reminded me of the organ player being confused last night when Lou Donaldson just started playing Cherokee…lol