Reminiscing With Max Roach

One of the pioneers of bebop, Max Roach spent decades creating innovative jazz.  Though he started out playing piano, Max moved over to drums at the age of ten, and at sixteen he filled in with The Duke Ellington Orchestra at the famous Paramount Theater!  He was a composer as well as a musician, a college professor and recipient of many honors and awards.  While he was also comfortable working with other musical styles, Max Roach’s first love was always jazz and he is generally considered among the most important drummers in history.