Max Roach! Max Roach! Max Roach Vs Buddy Rich!

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.