How did near priceless equipment belonging to a man considered to be the father of modern jazz druming end up in a barn in nearby Byrdstown, Tennessee?
Max Roach was a legend who hung out with other legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, to name a few.
When he died two years ago at the age of 83, Roach had a long list of musical accomplishments and a lot of 1940s- and 1950s-era equipment he kept in storage in New York.
Family members said a year or so ago, a business associate stole much of Roach's equipment. Recently, a tip led New York authorities to a barn in Byrdstown, where they recovered all of the nearly priceless instruments.
Special crates are being made to ship the equipment Monday to New York City.
The Pickett County sheriff said he was acting on a judgment issued from a New York court when he assisted in retrieving the equipment.
No one was arrested.
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