Standing on the shoulders of giants

Yesterday Max Roach, one of the greatest drummers of all time, passed away at the age of 83. For me, he was one of those magic musicians from the old days, and I first learned about him through my father. My father, a jazz drummer himself, always said that the one thing he admired so much about Max was the fact that he played the drums like a real musician. No flexing of muscles but always showing taste and touch.

Just check out this video I found while browsing YouTube where Max honours one of his giantsPapa Joe Jones. Who else can be so interesting for 3 minutes on the hihat alone?

Rest in Peace.

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