Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes

dir - Sam Pollard, Ben Shapiro

pro - Sam Pollard, Ben Shapiro

 Max Roach film


The Drum Waltzes explores the life and music of legendary drummer, activist Max Roach, his creative peaks, personal struggles and re-inventions from the Jim Crow to Civil Rights eras, from heady days of post-war jazz to hip hop and beyond.

"Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes is an important film, telling a story the world needs to hear about how music and activism worked and continue to work hand in hand. A love letter to a jazz icon, it’s authenticity is what really stood out. " 

"The pacing really benefits from the experimental jazz soundtrack. Rating: ⅘"  Review: Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes 

"Sure enough, the film delivers on its promise, giving us a great music doc with a fascinating social angle." Review: Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes