- Name: Max Roach
- Born: 01/10/1924
- Died: 08/16/2007 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Musician, composer, educator, civil rights activist
Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer. A pioneer of bebop, he worked in many other styles of music, and is generally considered one of the most important drummers in history. He worked with many famous jazz musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, and Booker Little. He was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1992.
Birth Name: Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Alias: Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Genre: Jazz, bebop
Birth Place: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York
Max Roach quotes :
Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty.Max Roach