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Max Roach
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Musician
    In the 50s he became depressed and drank heavily.
    He organized a 'rebel festival' to protest what he considered the Newport Jazz Festival's unfair treatment of performers (1960).
    After recording 'We Insist!' he said, 'I will never again play anything that does not have social significance.'
    He dueted in concert with a video performance artist.
    He got his first big break at 16 when he sat in for Duke Ellington's drummer.
    His hard bop drumming style was influential.
    He became depressed after the death in a car accident of his friend and collaborator Clifford Brown (June 27, 1956).
    He was the first jazz musician to receive a MacArthur Foundation genius grant (1988).

Credit: C. Fishel


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