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Jazz Drummer Max Roach

The performer, composer, and professor is one of bop's progenitors. He continues to innovate with his Double Quartet, which incorporates strings into a more conventional jazz combo. He became an activist during the civil rights movement, and often incorporated his politics into his music.

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Other segments from the episode on June 25, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 25, 1987: Interview with Max Roach; Review of Fleetwood Mac's album "Tango in the Night"; Interview with Robert Loggia; Review of the film "Roxanne."

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