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.
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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Max Roach 5tet wt/ Abbey Lincoln - Freedom Day 
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
Rich Vs Roach. A drum battle between Buddy Rich and Max Roach. This is an original pressing on the Mercury label. If you have this album, who do you think won?