January 10, 1924~ Bebop drummer Max Roach is born

Max Roach by Jean-Michel Basquiat

1984 / Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas / 60”x60” / Private collection

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1984 NEA Jazz Master Max Roach~ https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/max-roach

Previous January 10 posts:

Winter~ January 10

Barbara Hepworth: Born January 10, 1903

David Bowie: Born Jan. 8, 1947 / Died Jan. 10, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/10~

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

Nancy Wilson’s musical style is so diverse that it is hard to classify. Over the years her repertoire has included pop style ballads, jazz and blues, show tunes and well known standards. Critics have described her as “a jazz singer,” “a blues singer,” “a pop singer,” and “a cabaret singer.” Still others have referred to her as “a storyteller,” “a professor emeritus of body language,” “a consummate actress,” and “the complete entertainer.” Then who is this song stylist (that’s the descriptive title she prefers) whose voice embodies the nuances of gospel, blues, and jazz? Her colleague and long time friend Joe Williams used to call her “the thrush from Columbus.”
http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/nancywilson