Max Roach, widely considered one of America’s most adventurous and influential jazz musicians, died this morning in New York City. He was 83. Writing for the New York Times, Peter Keepnews offers an extensive review of Roach’s life and work. WKCR-FM is playing Roach’s music continuously from now until August 22 at 9:00 p.m. You can listen to the broadcast at www.wkcr.org.
NewMusicBox provides a space for those engaged with new music to communicate their experiences and ideas in their own words. Articles and commentary posted here reflect the viewpoints of their individual authors; their appearance on NewMusicBox does not imply endorsement by New Music USA.