Day 489

And just across the way yet again…

May 2nd, 2013

Illinois Jacquet. Also buried here at Woodlawn's "jazz corner" are Lionel Hampton and Max Roach, and the graves of many other jazz greats, such as W.C. Handy and Coleman Hawkins, can be found scattered throughout the cemetery as well. Roach's headstone is inscribed with the last of the 10 free-form haikus that Sonia Sanchez composed for the legendary drummer after his death:

your hands
shimmering on the
legs of rain

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