Max Roach was one of the drummers who most contributed to forging the modern drumming style. He was active as a percussionist, composer, and bandleader throughout six decades of cultural and musical change. His early contributions to bebop opened up rhythmic and creative possibilities for the drum set.
The book includes 5 drum transcriptions (drum solo, drum composition, trading fours) of some of Max Roach's most remarkable drum performances during the iconic period of the '50s, considering his solo works and the legendary recordings with Clifford Brown and Sonny Rollins. With an easy and clear notation, every drum part is accurately transcribed note-for-note and indicated the sticking where necessary. As extra the full transcription of “For Big Sid” is included.