RIP Max Roach, great artist, Founding Father of bebop.
My most potent memory: I heard Max play in a club in
Peter Jones and I were wondering, who's left now who played with Bird, or at least recorded with Bird? There aren’t many, but here are the names I came up with:
And here's a surprise. Not that he's still alive, but that he played with Bird:
Bird did an album with Woody Herman, something else I never knew, called Bird With the Herd, and McKenna was on the date.
Anyone got any more?