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Max Roach

dr, 1924-2007 US, Pasquotank County, North Carolina
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Maxwell Lemuel Roach

Max Roach (born January 10, 1924, Newland, North Carolina, USA - died August 16, 2007, Manhattan, New York, USA) was an American jazz drummer and percussionist. He worked with many of the greatest jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Namely You on Complete 1957 - 1958 Quintet and Sextet Sessions by Benny Golson
Lonesome Lover on It's Time by Max Roach
Wee (A.K.A. Allen's Alley) on The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] by The Quintet
Exactly Like You on Classics by Max Roach
Salt Peanuts on The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] by The Quintet
K.C. Blues on In Person by Charlie Parker
Joy Spring on Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown by Clifford Brown
January V on M'Boom by Max Roach
Equipoise on Members Don't Get Weary by Max Roach
Perdido on The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] by The Quintet

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Title Artist Year Type
Jazz At Massey Hall: The 10-Inch LP CollectionMax Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus2015Album
Eight Classic AlbumsMax Roach2013Compil.
NewYork - Toronto - Newport 1951-1960Max Roach2013Compil.
Freedom Now SuiteMax Roach With Abbey Lincoln2011Album
Live In BerlinMax Roach2009Album
The Golden YearsMax Roach2009Compil.
Complete 1958-1959 "Plus Four" SessionsMax Roach Featuring Booker Little And George Coleman2008Compil.
A Tribute To ...Max Roach2007Compil.
Members, Don't Git Weary / Lift Every Voice And SingMax Roach2006Compil.
FriendshipClark Terry & Max Roach2002Album
Featuring The Legendary Hasaan / Drums UnlimitedMax Roach1999Compil.
Explorations... To The Mth DegreeMax Roach - Mal Waldron, deSingel1999Album
A Session With Max RoachMax Roach1998Album
Jazz Masters - 100 Ans De JazzMax Roach1997Compil.
Variations On The SceneMax Roach1997Compil.
With The New Orchestra Of Boston And The So What Brass QuintetMax Roach1996Album
Mop MopMax Roach1995Compil.
To The Max!Max Roach1992Album
Debut Rarities ★ Volume 2The Charles Mingus Duo & The Charlie Mingus Trio With Spaulding Givens & Max Roach1992Album
Max RoachMax Roach1992Compil.
To The Max!Max Roach1991Album
Max Roach And Friends - Volume 1Max Roach1991Album
Max Roach And Friends - Volume 2Max Roach1991Album
Drums ConversationMax Roach1990Compil.
Max + Dizzy Paris 1989Max Roach - Dizzy Gillespie1990Album
Two QuintetsMax Roach1989Compil.
The Max Roach Collection - A RetrospectiveMax Roach1988Compil.
Max RoachMax Roach1987Compil.
Long As You're LivingMax Roach1984Album
SurvivorsMax Roach1984Album
Standard TimeMax Roach1984Compil.
Historic ConcertsMax Roach And Cecil Taylor1984Album
The Complete Debut Sessions 1953Max Roach1984Compil.
1947-1948Charlie Parker Featuring Dizzy Gillespie - Max Roach - Fats Navarro - Buddy Rich - Sarah Vaughan1983Compil.
SwishMax Roach, Connie Crothers1982Album
Europa JazzArt Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Max Roach1981Album
Europa JazzCharlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Max Roach1981Compil.
Chattahoochee RedMax Roach1981Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 35Thelonious Monk, Phil Woods, Jimmy Cleveland, Max Roach1981Compil.
ConversationsMax Roach1981Compil.
The Long MarchMax Roach featuring: Archie Shepp1980Album
One In Two - Two In OneMax Roach featuring: Anthony Braxton1980Album
M'BoomMax Roach, M'Boom Re:percussion Ensemble1980Album
Deluxe EditionMax Roach1979Album
In The BeginningMax Roach - James Moody1979Compil.
AgainMax Roach1979Album
Streams Of ConsciousnessMax Roach / Dollar Brand1978Album
Birth And RebirthMax Roach Featuring Anthony Braxton1978Album
SolosMax Roach1978Album
ConfirmationMax Roach1978Album
Sounds As A RoachMax Roach And Abbey Lincoln1977Album
Vol. 2Charlie Parker / Miles Davis / John Lewis / Max Roach1977Compil.
The LoadstarMax Roach1977Album
Sessions, LiveMax Roach, Bud Shank1976Album
Percussion DiscussionMax Roach / Art Blakey1976Compil.
Force - Sweet Mao - Suid Afrika 76Max Roach - Archie Shepp, Pathé Marconi1976Album
Drum SuiteThe Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble / Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / Slide Hampton Orchestra Featuring Max Roach1974Compil.
The Big BeatArt Blakey / Max Roach / Elvin Jones / "Philly" Joe Jones1973Compil.
The Birdlanders (Recorded In 1944)The Birdlanders / J.J. Johnson, Milt Jackson, Kai Winding, Max Roach And Oscar Pettiford1973Compil.
The Greatest Jazz Concert EverCharlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach1973Compil.
Money JungleDuke Ellington • Charles Mingus • Max Roach1971Album
Lift Every Voice And SingMax Roach With The J.C. White Singers1971Album
Ezz-thetic!Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Billy Bauer, Sal Mosca, Max Roach, Stan Levey1970Compil.
Max RoachMax Roach1969Single
Five Greatest DrummersMax Roach / Shelly Manne / Elvin Jones / "Philly" Joe Jones / Art Blakey1968Compil.
Members, Don't Git WearyMax Roach1968Album
Drums UnlimitedMax Roach1966Album
Taste Of DrumsMax Roach1964Compil.
The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max RoachThe Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach1964Album
Lonesome Lover - Sunday AfternoonMax Roach1962Single
Percussion Bitter SweetMax Roach1961Album
Award-Winning DrummerMax Roach1960Album
We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteMax Roach1960Album
Newport RebelsCharles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones1960Album
Newport '58Dinah Washington / Terry Gibbs / Max Roach / Don Elliott1959Album
Booker Little 4 & Max RoachBooker Little 4 & Max Roach1959Album
Rich Versus RoachBuddy Rich And Max Roach1959Album
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 4Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 2Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
Deeds, Not WordsMax Roach1958Album
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 1Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
Max Roach With The Boston Percussion EnsembleMax Roach1958Album
Deeds, Not WordsMax Roach1958Single
BudThe Bud Powell Trio Featuring Max Roach1958Compil.
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 3Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
+4Max Roach1957Album
Jazz In 3/4 TimeMax Roach1957Album
Best Coast JazzMax Roach1957Single
Rollins Plays For BirdSonny Rollins Quintet With Kenny Dorham And Max Roach1956Album
Saxophone ColossusSonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach1956Single
Best Coast JazzMax Roach, Herb Geller, Walter Benton, Joe Maini, Clifford Brown1956Album
Bird - Diz - Bud - MaxCharlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie / Bud Powell / Max Roach1953Single
Red Hot & Blue JazzDizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford, Hot Lips Page, Illinois Jacquet, Max Roach1953Album
MildamaMax Roach1952Single
New SoundsMax Roach, James Moody, Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey1952Compil.
YesterdaysMax Roach And Buddy RichSingle
Newport Jazz 1958-59Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Gerry Mulligan, Lee KonitzCompil.
Drummin' The BluesMax RoachAlbum
Percussion DiscussionCharles Mingus - Max RoachSingle
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