Roy Brooks

Roy Brooks was a drummer. He was born September 3, 1938 and died November 15, 2005. In his primary inspiration, Elvin Jones, Roy Brooks performed in the M’Boom all drum ensemble with Max Roach. Roy Brooks, who died at 67, is associated with two generations of drummers. His models shared his advanced techniques, musical breadth and ability to ignite a band. He also shared their perceptions of the New World evolution in traditional African music. Brooks could play the sounds of a basketball bouncing alongside an African drum, an xylophone, or a musical see on the percussion expositions that he created in the 1990s. With the latter, he was a skilled performer. He was first and foremost a powerful, straight-ahead jazz drummer. He performed with such prominent modernists as Yusef lateef, Stanley Turrentine (Horace Silver), Stanley Turrentine (Stanley Turrentine), Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Turrentine, Wes Montgomery and Stanley Turrentine from the late 1950s through the mid-70s. Brooks was born in Detroit and his first exposure to music was through his mother who sang in church. Its close connections between jazz and R

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