Max Roach: The Human Being Creates the Instrument

roach_max“For me, it’s not the instrument that creates the human being, it’s the human being that creates the instrument,” Max Roach says, explaining his extreme reluctance to list his equipment. “I’ve seen people like Charlie Parker and Art Blakey and Buddy Rich play on crap, and they still sound brilliant.”

Source: Max Roach: Drum Architect, by Kevin Whitehead, Down Beat, October 1985

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  1. A Randall says:

    Words of wisdom

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