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Master drummer Max Roach ...

Master drummer Max Roach recounts his own extraordinary journey, from the era of the Jim Crow south to the creation of modern jazz, from the civil rights years to far-reaching experiments in percussion--with thrilling music and storytelling help from friends like Dizzy Gillespie and noted drummers Paul Motion and Art Taylor.

Imagine a musician single-handedly redefining what an instrument can do, elevating it to a whole other level. That's what Max Roach did for the drums. Whether it is Jazz or rock or funk, there isn't a drummer today who isn't somehow influenced by what Roach played.

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