Roy Haynes is 88!
March 14 may have been Roy Haynes’s 88th birthday, but he still looks like he’s 40 and plays like he’s 25. Doug Ramsey has posted a very cool version of “Blue ‘N’ Boogie” from 1973 with an eclectic group that includes Cecil Payne, Lee Konitz and Ted Dunbar. It’s a feature for Roy. Check out Jimmy Owens’s hair, a great way to date the film. Incidentally Jimmy now Shaves his head.
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Snap, Crackle, Pop
There is no doubt that Roy Haynes is the 8th wonder of the world. In his late ‘80s, he looks 40 and sounds 25. He has been a part of hundreds of important moments and stylistic shifts in jazz over the past 65 years. This great conversation with author/educator/pianist Lewis Porter is a real delight.Read More
Out from the Shadow of Roy Haynes: Marcus Gilmore Starts to Loom Large
Marcus Gilmore is burnishing his own well-deserved reputation with Vijay Iyer, Chick Corea and Nicholas Payton, with no help needed from his venerated grandfather, Roy Haynes. Consider this a way to find out more about an important young drummer on today’s scene, in his own right.Read More