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Max Roach (Drummer) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Max Roach
Maxwell Lemuel Roach is an American jazz composer and drummer. A bebop pioneer, he has worked in many other musical styles and is regarded by many as one of the most important drummers in history. He has worked with many famous jazz musicians such as 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 Peu. He was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1992. Roach also co-directed the pioneering quintet with trumpeter Clifford Brown and percussion orchestra M'Boom. He has made numerous musical statements regarding the civil rights movement.
Birth name Maxwell Lemuel Roach
Born January 10, 1924 (disputed), Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died August 16, 2007, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, bebop
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, educator, civil rights activist
Instruments Drums, percussion, piano
Years active 1944–2002
Labels Capitol, Impulse!
Associated acts M'Boom, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Booker Little, Clifford Brown, Sonny Stitt, Billy Eckstine, Bud Powell, Stan Getz

About Max Roach

Trumpet Player Miles Davis and Pianist Duke Ellington collaborated with him as a jazz and bebop drummer.

Max Roach before fame

He was a regular at local jazz clubs. He was given the opportunity to replace Sonny Greer with the Pianist Duke Ellington Orchestra when he was eighteen years old.

Achievement of Max Roach

Money Jungle was his debut album.

Max Roach family life

His first wife was Mildred Roach, with whom he had two children. With Barbara Jai, he had a son named Raoul. Prior to this, he was married to Pop Singer Abbey Lincoln. With his wife Janus Adams Roach, he had twin children.

Associations of Max Roach

He also worked on music scores, composing music for a number of Playwright Sam Shepard plays.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Max Roach

Back-bop drummer. Bebop drummer. Hard bop drummer. Artists of Emarcy Records. Candid Records artists. African-American drummer. Artists from Verve Records. Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Winner. Manhattan Music School alumni. African American jazz musician. Faculty of Amherst, University of Massachusetts. Commander of the Order of Arts and Literature. American jazz drummer. Capitol Records artists

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Latest information about Max Roach updated on March 23 2022.