Thursday, August 16, 2007

Max Roach Tribute




I was saddened to learn today that Max Roach has left us, but he left us with a legacy of innovative drumming that influenced modern jazz musicians and its enthusiasts. Being a jazz fan since my late teens, I give honor to Roach and the many fantastic jazz players for opening me up to new musical territories, which changed me forever. I’m sending peace and love to Max, his family, and the jazz community.

4 comments:

Shrig said...

I heard on the radio today that he was gone. Rather sad.

But he'll live forever.

griesmail said...

I know how you feel, he hit the big one!

raindog said...

i don't know how i never heard about his passing. it sad that all the true innovative souls of jazz are leaving us. at least we have the music. i don't know what i would do if only given the current state of jazz.

get zapped said...

shrig- yes, we will keep listening and keep his soul alive..

griesmail- you said it!

raindog- we'll sorry to be the bringer of bad news :( Yep, they sure don't make it like they used to!