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Max Roach

American jazz drummer, bandleader, and artist.

Born: 10 January 1924 in Newland, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA.
Died: 16 August 2007 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (aged 83).

Roach was one of the most accomplished jazz drummers and percussionists of his time. He worked with many of the greatest jazz musicians, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins.