Max Roach

Max Roach
was a jazz giant who consistently changed the rules of percussion and challenged listeners and fellow musicians alike. I love his work, with Mingus especially. He was one of those players who, when I see his name on an album, I know it’s worth owning before I even hear a beat or a note. His style was always fresh and refreshing. His passing slims the ranks of the original jazz masters to just a handful of folks. R.I.P.