Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bury the Rag Deep in Your Face

Let us now praise the great Max Roach, who died today at the age of 83. Hang your head. Lower the flag. Put on armbands. Drape the crepe. This man was a giant. Better than most people.

These are just three examples or the mightiness.

“The Third Eye” - Max Roach (from Survivors)

“Decision” - Sonny Rollins, with Max Roach, Donald Byr, Wynton Kelly and Gene Ramey

“Un Poco Loco” - Bud Powell, with Max Roach and Curly Russell

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