”He took independence between two hands and two feet to the next level” – Kenny Washington
Max Roach was an extraordinary musician and a street-savvy intellectual. His contributions to percussion in particular and music in general were varied, innovative and spend 6 decades. Nasheet Waits, one of today’s most original drummers, was a protégé of Max’s after the death of his father Freddie Waits. Here Ted Panken gives us a great history of Roach’s career highlights and Nasheet picks twelve revealing tracks with commentary from Max’s vast discography.