Drummer Max Roach is dead. That's on the order of the death of Ellington or Coltrane or Bird or Diz. He didn't quite become a household word as did the figures just mentioned, but that's the world's problem. The Massey Hall Concert, known as the world's greatest Jazz concert, featured Bird, Bud, Diz, Max, and Mingus. Max was the last one alive. I was steeped in music of all kinds before becoming a Ba'al Teshuvah, and it it gets to be obvious after a while if you read this blog regularly, but unless I'm forgetting something, this is my first post solely about an event in the world of secular music.