2003-09-29 06:05:07 UTC
channel surfing a few minutes ago and landed on the Ovation arts
channel. They were showing a bio/documentary type thing on Max Roach.
I caught some cool footage of M'Boom and Max's working group from the
early '90s, but what really blew my mind was a little bit of footage
from 1983 of Max performing with Fab 5 Freddie of Yo MTV Raps fame,
and also a DJ and some break dancers. Max said they rehearsed once a
week for a month, and then did this performance, which according the
closing credits was called "Live at the Kitchen." How cool to hear
Max trading licks and beats with that DJ! I have read quotes from Max
in which he digs on rap, but I had no idea that he performed in the
style, brief as it may have been.
Has anyone else seen this? Is the complete performance out there?