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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
  • Blues
  • Pop
Plays With
Benny Golson Sextet
Buddy De Franco Sextet
Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers
Clifford Brown All Stars
Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Coleman Hawkins All Star Band
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra
Dexter Gordon Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie - Stan Getz Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie's Cool Jazz Stars
Don Byas And His Quartet
Earl Coleman And His All Stars
Fats Navarro Quintet
George Russell Orchestra
George Wallington Trio
Gil Mellé Sextet
Herbie Nichols Trio
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars
J.J. Johnson All Stars
J.J. Johnson Quartet
J.J. Johnson's Boppers
Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars
Lee Konitz Sextet
Max Roach Double Quartet
Max Roach His Chorus And Orchestra
Max Roach Plus Four
Max Roach Quartet
Max Roach Quintet
Max Roach Septet
Max Roach Sextet
Metronome All Stars
Miles Davis & His Tuba Band
Miles Davis And His Orchestra
Newport Parker Tribute All Stars
Roach-Braxton Duo
Slide Hampton Orchestra
Sonny Clark Trio
Sonny Rollins Plus Four
Sonny Rollins Quartet
Sonny Rollins Quintet
Sonny Rollins Trio
Sonny Stitt Quartet
Stan Getz Quartet
The Bud Powell Trio
The Capitol International Jazzmen
The Charles Mingus Quintet
The Charlie Mingus Trio
The Charlie Parker All-Stars
The Charlie Parker Quartet
The Charlie Parker Quintet
The Charlie Parker Sextet
The International Jazzmen
The J.J. Johnson Quintet
The J.J. Johnson Sextet
The Kai Winding Sextet
The Kenny Dorham Quintet
The Max Roach Trio
The Miles Davis Nonet
The Miles Davis Quartet
The Paris All-Stars
The Quintet
The Quintet Of The Year
The Riverside Jazz Stars
Thelonious Monk Trio
Willie Willis
Spaulding Givens
Popular Tracks   
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
Equipoise on Members Don't Get Weary by Max Roach
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
Effi on Members Don't Get Weary by Max Roach
Hot House on The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] by The Quintet

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Drum Power!!!Max Roach2017Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note Volume 2Max Roach2016Album
Jazz At Massey Hall: The 10-Inch LP CollectionMax Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus2015Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteMax Roach2015Album
NewYork - Toronto - Newport 1951-1960Max Roach2013Compil.
Eight Classic AlbumsMax Roach2013Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsMax Roach2012Compil.
Freedom Now SuiteMax Roach With Abbey Lincoln2011Album
AgainMax Roach2011Album
Candid RoachMax Roach2009Compil.
The Golden YearsMax Roach2009Compil.
Live In BerlinMax Roach2009Album
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.
Featuring The Legendary Hasaan / Drums UnlimitedMax Roach1999Compil.
Explorations... To The Mth DegreeMax Roach - Mal Waldron, deSingel1999Album
A Session With Max RoachMax Roach1998Album
Variations On The SceneMax Roach1997Compil.
Jazz MastersMax Roach1997Compil.
With The New Orchestra Of Boston And The So What Brass QuintetMax Roach1996Album
Max RoachMax Roach1995Compil.
It's Christmas AgainMax Roach1994Album
Max RoachMax Roach1993Album
Max RoachMax Roach1992Compil.
To The Max!Max Roach1992Album
Debut Rarities ★ Volume 2The Charles Mingus Duo & The Charlie Mingus Trio With Spaulding Givens & Max Roach1992Album
To The Max!Max Roach1991Album
Max + Dizzy Paris 1989Max Roach - Dizzy Gillespie1990Album
Drums ConversationMax Roach1990Compil.
Two QuintetsMax Roach1989Compil.
The Max Roach Collection - A RetrospectiveMax Roach1988Compil.
Max RoachMax Roach1987Compil.
We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteMax Roach1986Album
Long As You're LivingMax Roach1984Album
The Complete Debut Sessions 1953Max Roach1984Compil.
Standard TimeMax Roach1984Compil.
SurvivorsMax Roach1984Album
Historic ConcertsMax Roach And Cecil Taylor1984Album
1947-1948Charlie Parker Featuring Dizzy Gillespie - Max Roach - Fats Navarro - Buddy Rich - Sarah Vaughan1983Compil.
SwishMax Roach, Connie Crothers1982Album
Europa JazzCharlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Max Roach1981Compil.
ConversationsMax Roach1981Compil.
Chattahoochee RedMax Roach1981Album
Europa JazzArt Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Max Roach1981Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 35Thelonious Monk, Phil Woods, Jimmy Cleveland, Max Roach1981Compil.
Again Volume OneMax Roach1980Album
Again Volume TwoMax Roach1980Album
M'BoomMax Roach, M'Boom Re:percussion Ensemble1980Album
The Long MarchMax Roach featuring: Archie Shepp1980Album
One In Two - Two In OneMax Roach featuring: Anthony Braxton1980Album
In The BeginningMax Roach - James Moody1979Compil.
ConfirmationMax Roach1978Album
Streams Of ConsciousnessMax Roach / Dollar Brand1978Album
Birth And RebirthMax Roach Featuring Anthony Braxton1978Album
SolosMax Roach1978Album
Sounds As A RoachMax Roach And Abbey Lincoln1977Album
The LoadstarMax Roach1977Album
Vol. 2Charlie Parker / Miles Davis / John Lewis / Max Roach1977Compil.
Force - Sweet Mao - Suid Afrika 76Max Roach - Archie Shepp, Pathé Marconi1976Album
Percussion DiscussionMax Roach / Art Blakey1976Compil.
Sessions, LiveMax Roach, Bud Shank1976Album
Drum SuiteThe Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble / Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / Slide Hampton Orchestra Featuring Max Roach1974Compil.
The Greatest Jazz Concert EverCharlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach1973Compil.
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
Money JungleDuke Ellington • Charles Mingus • Max Roach1962Album
Lonesome Lover - Sunday AfternoonMax Roach1962Single
Percussion Bitter SweetMax Roach1961Album
Newport RebelsCharles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones1960Album
We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteMax Roach1960Single
Award-Winning DrummerMax Roach1960Album
We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteMax Roach1960Album
Rich Versus RoachBuddy Rich And Max Roach1959Album
Booker Little 4 & Max RoachBooker Little 4 & Max Roach1959Album
Rich Versus RoachBuddy Rich And Max Roach, Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.1959Single
Newport '58Dinah Washington / Terry Gibbs / Max Roach / Don Elliott1959Album
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 3Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
BudThe Bud Powell Trio Featuring Max Roach1958Compil.
Deeds, Not WordsMax Roach1958Album
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 2Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
Max Roach With The Boston Percussion EnsembleMax Roach1958Album
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 1Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
Jazz At Massey Hall Volume 4Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach And Charlie Chan1958Single
Drummin' The BluesMax Roach1958Album
Deeds, Not WordsMax Roach1958Single
Jazz In 3/4 TimeMax Roach, Mercury1957Single
Jazz In 3/4 TimeMax Roach1957Album
Best Coast JazzMax Roach1957Single
+4Max Roach1957Album
Valse HotSonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Richie Powell, George Morrow, Max Roach1956Single
Best Coast JazzMax Roach1956Album
Saxophone ColossusSonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach1956Single
Rollins Plays For BirdSonny Rollins Quintet With Kenny Dorham And Max Roach1956Album
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.
Percussion DiscussionCharles Mingus - Max RoachSingle
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