#MaxRoach

Maxwell Lemuel Roach (Newland, 10 gennaio 1924 – New York, 16 agosto 2007) è stato un batterista, percussionista e compositore statunitense. È considerato uno dei più importanti esponenti del suo strumento nella storia del jazz.

Maxwell LemuelMaxRoach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) 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.[1][2] 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.

Maxwell Lemuel Roach (10 janvier 1924, Newland (Caroline du Nord) – 16 août 2007, New York), est un percussionniste, batteur et compositeur de jazz.

Pionnier du bebop, il aborda aussi beaucoup d’autres styles de musiques et fut ainsi considéré comme l’un des batteurs les plus importants de l’histoire1,2. Il travailla avec une multitude de musiciens de jazz dont Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins ou encore Clifford Brown.

Roach mena aussi ses propres formations et pris part, au travers de son art, au mouvement des droits civiques des Noirs américains.

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