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Max Roach
Jazz drummer
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Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach was an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer. A pioneer of bebop, Roach went on to work in many other styles of music, and is generally considered alongside 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, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Eric Dolphy and Booker Little. Roach also led his own groups, and made numerous musical statements relating to the African American civil rights movement. 
January 10th, 1924 in Newland  /  Died:   Aug 16th, 2007 - aged 83
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ActiveYearsEndYear : 2002
ActiveYearsStartYear : 1944
AssociatedBand : M'Boom
AssociatedBand : Coleman_Hawkins
AssociatedBand : Thelonious_Monk
AssociatedBand : Sonny_Rollins
AssociatedBand : Charlie_Parker
AssociatedBand : Duke_Ellington
AssociatedBand : Eric_Dolphy
AssociatedBand : Miles_Davis
AssociatedBand : Charles_Mingus
AssociatedBand : Dizzy_Gillespie
AssociatedBand : Booker_Little
AssociatedBand : Clifford_Brown
AssociatedBand : Sonny_Stitt
AssociatedBand : Billy_Eckstine
AssociatedBand : Bud_Powell
AssociatedBand : Stan_Getz
AssociatedMusicalArtist : M'Boom
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Coleman_Hawkins
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Thelonious_Monk
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Sonny_Rollins
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Charlie_Parker
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Duke_Ellington
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Eric_Dolphy
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Miles_Davis
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Charles_Mingus
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Dizzy_Gillespie
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Booker_Little
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Clifford_Brown
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Sonny_Stitt
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Billy_Eckstine
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Bud_Powell
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Stan_Getz
Background : non_vocal_instrumentalist
BirthYear : 1924
BirthMonthAndDay : 01-10
BirthDate : 1924-01-10
BirthPlace : Newland,_North_Carolina
BirthPlace : North_Carolina
BirthPlace : United_States
DeathDate : 2007-08-16
DeathPlace : Manhattan
DeathPlace : New_York
DeathPlace : United_States
DeathYear : 2007
Genre : Jazz
Genre : Bebop
Genre : Hard_bop
Instrument : Drum_kit
Instrument : Percussion_instrument
RecordLabel : Capitol_Records
RecordLabel : Impulse!_Records
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