Max Roach, legendary jazz percussionist, dead at 83

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.

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