OPV: Top Ten Max Roach Videos

August 17, 2007

10 videos from the great Max Roach, who made his transition this week. The first one has amazing footage of Max's hip-hop project with Fab Five Freddy, way back in 1983 (starting about halfway through the clip).

Max Roach with M'Boom, Fab Five Freddy

Max Roach Solo over Martin Luther King Speech

Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln, Part 1

Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln, Part 2

Max Roach with Dinah Washington

Max Roach with Billy Taylor

Max Roach with Elvin Jones and Art Blakey

Max Roach with Booker Little

Max Roach with Nothing But A Hi-Hat

Max Roach with Nothing But A Snare

(opv=other people's videos)

Posted by jsmooth995 at August 17, 2007 11:49 PM

Thank you for the kind words! I have watched several of your videos and enjoyed myself thoroughly! Congrats to you too my friend! Blessings!

Posted by: B. Scott at August 18, 2007 1:14 AM

What up J? I voted for you at the Black Weblog Awards, even though I'm not black. Haha! Good luck bro. Keep doin what you do.

Posted by: Big Fonz at August 18, 2007 11:09 AM

Liking the MLK one. out of all the times Ive listened to bird and miles and all the groups they did only one performance stuck out with max roach. it was massey hall I think where bird showed up late and played a plastic alto they had at the club cuz he didnt show up with one. anyway, thanks

Posted by: Jay B at August 20, 2007 1:00 AM

Yes am like... Yeah... thanks.. wow


Posted by: illestdee at August 20, 2007 10:30 AM

Is that a baby I heard back there? ;)

Posted by: JMack at August 20, 2007 4:38 PM

jmack: assuming you mean in the Bill O'Reilly video, I dunno what kinda rumors you're trying to start but yeah there was a loud baby in the hallway outside my apt. :)

Posted by: jay smooth at August 20, 2007 5:32 PM

On Max Roach

That was history, that was amazing, that was our talent and skill, that was, possibly, potential realized. J that was phenomenal!!! Thanks for sharing!

I saw you at KRS-1 's performance but wasn't able to say "hey" and pass along my comic book called the Fringe to you . You can check it out on my website. www.nstevenworks.com

That's if you are into comics

Posted by: NSteven at August 21, 2007 3:44 AM

good to see those max roach videos. ive been listenin to "m'boom" alot recently. "rumble in the jungle" is the reason i started to pick up the drums.

Posted by: jamrockj at August 27, 2007 5:28 PM

big respect to you for this post. tribute to the ancestors!

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