Max Roach

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Birthday
10, 1924
Birthplace
Newland, NC
Death Date
Aug 15, 2007 (83)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1924
Birthplace
Newland, NC
Death Date
Aug 15, 2007 (83)

About

Jazz and bebop drummer who performed with artists like Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

Before Fame

He performed in local jazz clubs. When he was eighteen, he was given the opportunity to take Sonny Greer's place with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Trivia

He recorded the album Money Jungle.

Family Life

Mildred Roach was his first wife, and they had two children together. He had a son named Raoul with Barbara Jai. He was previously married to Abbey Lincoln. He had twin daughters with his wife Janus Adams Roach.

Associated With

He also worked on music scores, writing music for multiple plays by Sam Shepard.