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Jazz master Max Roach dies at 83

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007 11:39 am | Updated: 6:46 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

NEW YORK - Max Roach, the master percussionist whose rhythmic innovations and improvisations defined bebop jazz during a wide-ranging career where he collaborated with artists from Duke Ellington to rapper Fab Five Freddy, has died after a long illness. He was 83.

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