Max Roach

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Born: 01/10/1924 in New Land, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Music (11)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

("Deeds Not Words") (Song Performer)

Dilemma 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

("Jordu") (Song Performer)

Criminal 2004 (Movie)

("Darn That Dream") (Song Performer)

How to Draw a Bunny 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

("Mendacity") (Song Performer)

Atrapados 1980 (Movie)

music consultant (Music)
Actor (10)

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Jessye Norman Sings For the Healing of AIDS 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The JVC Newport Jazz Festival 1992 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices & Visions 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Martin Luther King: The Dream and the Drum 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cotton Club Remembered 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Ake Hasselgard Story 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Milestones

1984

Won an Obie for composing the music to an Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's works.

1953

Played in the legendary Jazz at Massey Hall concert.

1949

Began working with Miles Davis on the latter's seminal Birth of the Cool.

Bonus Trivia

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The ever eclectic Roach wrote music for works by playwright Sam Shepard and by choreographer Alvin Ailey.

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Roach took a professorship at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1972, becoming one of the first jazz musicians to take a full-time position of that kind.

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When Roach earned a MacArthur Foundation genius grant in 1988, he was the first jazz musician to do so.

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