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Max Roach (1924-2007)



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Drummer Max Roach (Newland, North Carolina, 1924) is considered along with Kenny Clarke as inventors of bebop drumming. Roach began his career at age sixteen as a substitute in the bands of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. In New York he met other bebop, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke. When the latter in 1943 was in the military, Roach replaced him withmore