Max Roach: The Session Musicians

Max Roach: The Session Musicians

A hard-driving bebop drummer with a conversational knack, Max Roach never confined himself to a single style. Our playlist touches on the muscular hard bop he played with trumpeter Clifford Brown, his civil rights music with wife Abbey Lincoln, daring duets with saxophonist Anthony Braxton, and the melodic soloing of "Drums Unlimited."

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