[JPL] The best drummer

E. Flashner eflash73 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 16:20:31 EDT 2010

Here is a great video from YouTube showing what Max Roach could do with just
a high hat:


Fantastic stuff !!

- Flash

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On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM, dick lapalm <dlpjazz at thegrid.net> wrote:

> Max Roach and I were close friends since the days in the late 50's when
> I worked on several of his albums, including the classic, Deeds Not Words.
> He was the consummate musician, and, in my opinion, the best and most
> complete of all drummers.  Like Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan,
> Max could do it all.  ALL!
> Max was the father of modern drumming.  His playing caused a sense of
> wonderment amongst those who came before and after him.  They viewed
> his work as the standard by which to learn and measure themselves.  Many
> considered his recordings as installments in a correspondence course.
> He could make the drum kit sound as tuneful as a piano!  In fact, he
> could do so using only the hi-hat!  He remains, unquestionably, "the
> drummer's drummer".
> Dick LaPalm
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