max roach

  1. poco rit.

    What did Max Roach do?

    Im young. Im dumb. I only know Max Roach from videos on youtube. From what I’ve seen, nothing he has played has moved me. But he is regarded as one of the greats. What should I be focusing on? Is it possible to just not be a Max Roach fan? Is enjoying Max’s playing an acquired taste? In your own...
  2. Scott K Fish

    Max Roach on Establishing a Musical Personality

    Max Roach on Establishing a Musical Personality SKF NOTE: Max Roach had recently played a concert with his M'Boom percussion ensemble on the same bill as the World Saxophone Quartet -- a saxophones only group -- when I interviewed Max in his Connecticut home in the early 1980s. I told Max...
  3. Scott K Fish

    Talking Drums with Buddy Rich in Dreamland

    Talking Drums with Buddy Rich in Dreamland SKF NOTE: Last night I dreamed I was sitting on a stool, in someone's apartment, practicing with a pair of wire brushes on the bottom of a blue-and-while Apple clam shell iMac. Af first, playing on the hard plastic, confined to such a small playing...
  4. Scott K Fish

    Max Roach: A Great Drummer Looks Back at Influences (1958)

    SKF NOTE: One of my favorite Down Beat issues. DB Editor Don Gold includes several Max Roach insights on great jazz musicians like Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, and Miles Davis. Max was 33-years old at the time. The cover art is by Peter Gourfain. The underscored parts are mine, probably for...
  5. Scott K Fish

    Tony Williams: Why I Play the Way I Do

    SKF NOTE: This segment is from a good interview by Vernon Gibbs called, Tony Williams: Report On A Musical Lifetime, in the January 29, 1976 Down Beat. I am unable to find the full interview online. Vernon Gibbs: What was there about Art Blakey and Max Roach that impressed you? Tony...
  6. Scott K Fish

    Drum Lessons by Ear, Not Eye

    Drum Lessons by Ear, Not Eye Max Roach spoke highly of an African hand drum teacher's way of teaching. The teacher and his student are sitting in the same room. But they are separated by a sheet or curtain hanging from the ceiling between them. The teacher and student are listening to each...
  7. bagdrums

    Max Roach.dr.&.Tony Williams.dr.&..Ginger Baker.dr.1995

    . . Well , just enjoy the differents styles of the ''Drums - History'' that ''plays'' together .. Ciao fabio .. Hard-Bop->Max Roach ,, Post-Modern->Hard Bop->Tony Williams ,, Rock,!!with 'some' jazzying..->Ginger Baker... Max Roach.dr.+.Tony Williams.dr.+..Ginger Baker.dr...
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