Golden Oldies: An Occasional Series Highlighting the Best of Frank Owen’s Writing

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Articles
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Fab 5 Freddy & Max Roach: Hip Hop Bebop, Spin, October 1988

Max Roach says the new Charlie Parkers are in hip hop. The inventor of modern jazz drumming celebrates the new generation with wild stylist Fab Five Freddy.

MAX ROACH — legendary drummer with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk; a key figure in the creation of the music known as bebop; University of Massachusetts professor and recipient of a MacArthur, or “genius” fellowship; and now a collaborator with Fab Five Freddy on a hip hop/bebop project — is screaming at me at the top of his voice: “I can’t stand it, I can’t stand it, I can’t stand it. Don’t talk no more. Just get the fuck out of my house, you racist motherfucker, you supremist cocksucker.”

http://frankowen.net/golden-oldies/fab-5-freddy-max-roach-hip-hop-bebop-spin-october-1988/

Max Roach

Max Roach

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