More Sorrow, Tears and Blood For The People Of Nigeria

2000 feared dead in latest attack from Boko Haram insurgents
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/09/boko-haram-deadliest-massacre-baga-nigeria
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/08/chad-prime-minister-aid-refugees-boko-haram
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/12/-sp-boko-haram-attacks-nigeria-baga-ignored-media

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Happy birthday, Max Roach

One of the world’s greatest drummers, Max Roach has played with a veritable who’s who of Jazz legends. Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown and Eric Dolphy have all collaborated with the master percussionist, in both their own and Roach led ensembles.

Watch as Roach masterfully attacks a single piece of the drum kit


The Max Roach 5tet, with Abbey Lincoln performing songs from Roach’s protest classic, We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, with lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Insist!





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Four masters in one gig

The greatest trio ever?