Max Roach, R.I.P.

max_roach.jpgIf music is the pulse of life, drums are the lifeforce. And with the passing of Max Roach, the earth will be spinning a little slower. Explore everything he made -- his dazzling cymbal work, the bombs he dropped with his bass pedal, the snap of his snare, the way he wove a tapestry that enticed everyone from Bird to Diz to Monk to Clifford Brown and kept musicians of all stripes on their toes practically right up to the end.

Max Lives!