Max Roach remains the essential modern drummer. The quality of his work has been proclaimed world-wide as melodic, subtle and intensely musical. Over the last thirty years, jazz percussionists have studied and imitated Roach's unique style. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Subscribe NowLOG IN Read this article +get instant access TO 45 YEARSof Modern Drummer issues WITH A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION for just $4.99 month with no contract! Love the printed mag? Click here.