This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.
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The Third Eye . W/ Randy Weston Duo (Ii) – Well You Needn’T (1999) . Live In Israel . W/ Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca . Big Sid / It’S Time . w/ Abbey Lincoln – Driva Man (1964) . Drum Solo . w/ Art Blakey & Elvin Jones – Battle .
 the Max Roach Quartet – that is Max Roach (d), Cecil Bridgewater (tp), Odeon Pope (ts) and Tyron Brown (b) – is at the Jazzfestival in Berlin >> 60 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Max Roach plays solo at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia, >> 60 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Max Roach and Abdullah Ibrahim will due at Große Konzertscheue in Salzau, Germany for Jazzbaltica >> 71 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Milt Jackson (vb), Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (tp), Ulf Wakenius (g), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b), Jonas Johansen (d), Kenny Kirkland (p), Toots Thielemans (harm) and Max Roach (d) will share the stage at Große Konzertscheue in Salzau, Germany for Jazzbaltica >> 73 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Max Roach, Cecil Bridgewater, Odean Pope and Tyrone Brown are taping theGDR TV Jazzbühne program at Friedrichstadtpalast in East Berlin >> 40 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Max Roach is with Cecil Bridgewater (tp) and Odean Pope (ts) at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 51 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Max Roach will play solo then with Randy Weston at 34th Annual Jazz Festival of San Sebastian; Spain >> 30 MINUTES on RVM >>
Wikipedia : This day (August 16, 2007), in Manhattan, New York, died Max Roach, an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer.
Max Roach : As a young man, Mr. Roach, a percussion virtuoso capable of playing at the most brutal tempos with subtlety as well as power, was among a small circle of adventurous musicians who brought about wholesale changes in jazz.
@allmusic : He and Kenny Clarke instigated a revolution in jazz drumming that persisted for decades; instead of the swing approach of spelling out the pulse with the bass drum, Roach shifted the emphasis to the ride cymbal.
@last.fm : In 1954, he formed a quintet featuring trumpeter Clifford Brown, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell (brother of Bud Powell), and bassist George Morrow, though Land left the following year and Sonny Rollins replaced him.