Sit Down and Listen: The Story of Max Roach Video (DVD)
This DVD take you on the journey of Max Roach who by the age of 19 was known in New York as the best bebop drummer. This was after only seven years of first playing the drums. This DVD examines Mr. Roach's North Carolina roots and gospel music influence during the Depression Era where hope was low and many found solace in their churches. Roach not only an outstanding percussionist but a composer, pianist, bandleader, and professor. There is beautiful footage and music that brings to life Roach's reminiscing of his lifelong career. Added footage of other great musicians of his time include Cecil, Bridgewater and the all-star M'Boom Percussion Ensemble just to name a few. This DVD is an enticing and engaging journey to another day and time through music.