Friday, August 17, 2007
The Great Max Roach
We see in the paper today that the great drummer Max Roach has died. He could really make his drums sing, worry, and discuss important things. He could play! He is the kind of musician who gravely concerns the famous intellectual because Max Roach never stopped trying to figure things out. One interesting place to start listening to Mr. Roach, if you don't know him, might be the trio record he made with Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. It's called MONEY JUNGLE. Max Roach, everybody!