I remember laughing at his surname as a kid/teen. Thankfully, Pops schooled me on his greatness:
Max Roach, Master of Modern Jazz, Dies at 83
Max Roach, a founder of modern jazz who rewrote the rules of drumming in the 1940s and spent the rest of his career breaking musical barriers and defying listeners' expectations, died early yesterday in Manhattan. He was 83.
Posted by ronn at August 16, 2007 10:18 PM