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Music, records of jazz drummer Max Roach acquired by Library of Congress

FILE - This June 16, 2001 file photo, shows Max Roach performing at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Music and records from one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, Max Roach, will be preserved at the Library of Congress. On Monday, the library announced the acquisition of Roach’s collection from his body of work over several decades. It includes more than 100,000 items, including 80,000 manuscripts and papers, as well as photographs, music manuscripts and hundreds of sound and video recordings. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
January 27, 2014 - 11:01 AM

WASHINGTON - Music and records from one of the creators of modern jazz drumming, Max Roach, will be preserved at the Library of Congress.

On Monday, the library announced the acquisition of Roach's collection from his body of work over several decades. It includes more than 100,000 items, including 80,000 manuscripts and papers, as well as photographs, music manuscripts and hundreds of sound and video recordings.

Roach worked with other such jazz greats as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk to develop the jazz style known as bebop.

Roach's family is attending a dedication ceremony at the library for the new Max Roach Collection. The materials will be available to researchers in the library's Performing Arts Reading Room on Capitol Hill.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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