Friday, August 17, 2007

A Master Has Passed

Max Roach, architect of FowardEver's favorite jazz album of all time has passed.

Read Forward Ever's complete unedited tribute here.

Roach was not only a formidable drummer, influential bandleader and composer, he was also an ardent human rights crusader.

Roach was one of the first in jazz to use his music as a platform for the civil rights movement.

Long live the great cymbal magician, Max Roaach.