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Friday, August 17, 2007

Max Roach has died at the age of 83.

I saw him about 20 years ago with his percussion ensemble MBoom at the Chicago Jazz Fest at Grant Park. A wonderful, amazing show by a wonderful, amazing musician leading a unique, great band.

He brought melody to jazz drumming.


24 hour Max Roach Radio through 8/22 on WKCR, NYC. www.wkcr.org

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