ROY BROOKS

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Roy Brooks, drummer, born September 3 1938; died November 15 2005

In being primarily inspired by Elvin Jones, and performing in the M'Boom all-drum ensemble alongside Max Roach, Roy Brooks, who has died aged 67, associated himself with two generations of the drummer's art. He shared his models' advanced techniques, musical breadth, capacity to fire up a band, and their perception of the New World evolution of traditional African music.

On the percussion expositions he developed during the 1990s, Brooks might back-project videos of African-American history, play the sound of a bouncing basketball alongside an African drum, a xylophone or a musical saw - with the last he was an eloquent performer. But he was first of all a formidable, straight-ahead jazz drummer, appearing from the late 1950s to the mid-70s with such influential modernists as Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Stanley Turrentine, Wes Montgomery, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus and Chet Baker.

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ROY BROOKS Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beat
Hard Bop 1964
ROY BROOKS The Smart Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Smart Set
Hard Bop 1979

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ROY BROOKS The Free Slave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Free Slave
Hard Bop 1972
ROY BROOKS Ethnic Expressions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ethnic Expressions
Fusion 1973
ROY BROOKS Black Survival : 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Survival : "The Sahel Concert" At Town Hall
Fusion 1974
ROY BROOKS Live at Town Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Town Hall
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
ROY BROOKS Duet in Detroit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duet in Detroit
World Fusion 1993
ROY BROOKS Live At Lelli's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Lelli's
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
ROY BROOKS Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth ‎: Live At The Montreaux / Detroit Jazz Festival, 1983 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth ‎: Live At The Montreaux / Detroit Jazz Festival, 1983
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
ROY BROOKS Roy Brooks Aboriginal Percussion Choir : Live At The Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival 1986/1989 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Brooks Aboriginal Percussion Choir : Live At The Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival 1986/1989
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
ROY BROOKS Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth ‎: Live At The Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival, 1988 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Brooks And The Artistic Truth ‎: Live At The Montreux/Detroit Jazz Festival, 1988
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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