Quote of the Day: Max Roach on Artists

The jazz musician on how artists are like journalists.

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Max Roach

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You can read this quote by Max Roach, from Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews (1993), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.