Be sure to read an extensive obituary complete with pictures, videos and sound clips over at Drummerworld.
For me, growing up listening to jazz, I never really connected names with tunes. Years later those things fall into place, when you get an album by Charlie Parker or Roland Kirk and you find out that you can sing along with a tune right away, that it’s buried somewhere in your subconscious. Max Roach played on so many of those songs, from Charlie Parker to Miles Davis to his time with Clifford Brown. Here are a few tracks from his 1955 album with Clifford Brown, Study in Brown (Buy It). Enjoy.
Clifford Brown and Max Roach – Swingin’ Clifford Brown and Max Roach – Gerkin for Perkin Clifford Brown and Max Roach – If I Love Again
posted by Adam