Max Roach Birthday Broadcast

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (All day)

Tune in on Wednesday, January 10 as we dedicate 24 hours of programming to iconic drummer Max Roach in celebration of the 87th anniversary of his birth. Roach was a pioneer of bebop, and continued to play an integral role in nearly every jazz movement that followed, accompanying such giants as Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Cecil Taylor, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, and Abbey Lincoln. As a bandleader and composer, he created some of the most socially aware records of the tumultuous civil rights movement in the 1960s, such as “We Insist!” in collaboration with lyricist Oscar Brown, Jr. As an educator, he gave his time and ear to countless musicians who have since passed on into the contemporary world of the music he helped bring about. Listen in as we honor Max’s monumental musical career with a full 24 hours of his music this Wednesday!