As an exercise in total control of an instrument, the great Max Roach crystallized his experience perfectly in these video. Using just two sticks and a hi-hat, Roach demonstrates the power of his timing and craft.
In this video, Roach plays with brushes and a snare, showing why he’ll remain forever as one of the greatest drummers of all time.
A drum-off from 1959 – this is “Sing, Sing, Sing” from the album Rich Versus Roach. Buddy Rich Quintet is the one on the left channel; Max Roach Quintet is on the right.