Max Roach Quartet, Jazz Middelheim, 1995, Photo Credit: Jacky Lepage
Maxwell Lemuel Roach, January 10, 1924-August 15, 2007. He made it look so easy. One of the founders of bebop, he played with the best: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles, Mingus, and the Duke. What an amazing career! Rest in peace, Max Roach.
See Peter Keepnews, Max Roach, Master of Modern Jazz, Dies at 83 (New York Times, August 17)