Max Roach: Jazz Drummer and North Carolina Native

This presentation highlights the contributions of North Carolina native Max Lemuel Roach.   The format includes a power point presentation with a biographical profile, literature, and recordings.  The historical period covers 1924-2007. Maxwell Lemuel Roach, a Pasquotank County native, was a master drummer, percussionist and composer. He performed and recorded with numerous jazz luminaries including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Thelonious Monk.  The demand for his studio drumming expertise resulted in a discography in excess of 100 commercial recordings. In addition to his work as a drummer, the Library of Congress lists over 100 copyright registrations in his name.  Max Roach was one in a group of pivotal musicians (led by Charlie Parker) who altered traditional phrases into more complex melodic, or in the case of Roach, rhythmic, musical statements.


Lectern, Microphone, Carousel slide projector and screen, DVD or VCR and monitor