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Max Roach (1924–2007)

Max Roach was born on January 10, 1924 in Newland, North Carolina, USA as Maxwell Lemuel Roach. He is known for his work on Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959), Musicourt (1983) and Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997). He was married to Abbey Lincoln. He died on August 15, 2007 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For


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 2002 How to Draw a Bunny (Documentary)
 1981 Death of a Prophet (TV Movie)
 1965 El marciano (Short)
 1962/II Dilemma
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Album: "We Insist--Freedom Now!" (Candid Records) See more »

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Among the first in jazz to perform works in times other than the standard 4/4 count. See more »


The Duke Ellington of the Drums

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