Friday, August 17, 2007

R.I.P. Max Roach

We lost another legend today. Innovative Bebop percussionist Max Roach has passed on. Here are just a few reminders why this is such a loss.

"Mr. Hi-Hat", a tribute to Papa Jo Jones.

"The Third Eye", solo performance.

"Drum Waltz", solo performance.

"Driver Man", performed with saxophonist Clifford Jordan and singer Abbey Lincoln.

"What Am I Here For?", the Duke Ellington classic, performed with Billy Taylor in 1981.

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