Along with Max Roach, Jazz also lost another leading light: trumpeter and educator Herb Pomeroy.
If you want to hear some great melodic improvising with no shortage of soul, find a copy of Serge Chaloff's Boston Blow-Up with Serge on baritone and Pomeroy on trumpet.
I have the original vinyl and about wore it out in my youth.
Herb was a great performer, bandleader, and educator, mostly at MIT and Berklee IIRC.
Not a good couple days for jazz