Thursday, August 16, 2007

so long, max...

and happy birthday, Hank.

check out Money Jungle for some of the finest jazz you'll hear...

3 Comments:

Blogger d.mm. said...

That's a damn shame. I saw him play in Seattle a few years ago and wrote a poem ("Max Roach Smiles and I Know Why") about the experience. Here was this little old man who needed help getting to the stage, but as soon as he started playing...just magic.

12:36 AM  
Blogger H. said...

Check YouTube for some slick clips--Max improving along with spoken word (spoken word provided by MLK Jr.!--actually his I have a dream speech)...but yes, do listen to Money Jungle if you can find it--a fierce little trio: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, & Duke Friggin' Ellington! Terrific stuff! "Fluerette Africaine" is IT man!

11:50 AM  
Blogger christopher cunningham said...

a drummer friend of mine from Noot d'Noot told me about Drummerworld.com for lots of good stuff on Max; espec. check out the HiHat video...jesus...

12:14 PM  

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