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Max Roach Medley Parisian Sketches

This is one of the best jazz live recordings I have ever heard. I knew of Max Roach and actually have some of his old vinyl. I was reading about the new Ginger Baker bio-film, and how Max was a huge influence on Ginger and his work with Cream and all of his other later work. I did some search on Max and came across this. I highly suggest that you take a listen. Discovering this important American music and sharing it with our friends is in my opinion our duty as fans of music. Listen, enjoy and share. Leon/Dude!


Born: January 10, 1924 in New Land, NC

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

In a profession star-crossed by early deaths -- especially the bebop division -- Max Roach was long a shining survivor, one of the last giants from the birth of bebop. 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. The result was a lighter, far more flexible texture, giving drummers more freedom to explore the possibilities of their drum...
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