Music – 1980 – Drummer Max Roach & Billy Taylor All Star Orchestra – What Am I Here For

Max Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer….who was a bebop pioneer….as he worked in many other styles of music….and is widely considered to be one of the most important drummers in history….while having worked with many famous jazz musicians to include Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric…

Music – 1980 – Drummer Max Roach & Billy Taylor Orchestra – What Am I Here For

Max Roach was an American jazz drummer and composer….who was a pioneer of bebop….along with his work in many other styles of music…. and is generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history…..after having worked with many famous jazz musicians…..including Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy,  Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Booker Little, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. Roach also led…