- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 2
American bandleader and composer of music for TV and film, a jazz percussionist and the music director of Reprise Records, 1963. He was a guest conductor at the Hollywood Bowl 1954-60.
Dubbed a “Founder of Modern Jazz” Roach died at age 83 on August 16, 2007 in Manhattan. He had been ill for many years but no specific cause of death was given.