DRUMMER SUMMER. Pt 7: LUCKY. Follow the drummers. 'Hard Bop' flourishes with smart, athletic, humorous, inspired, determined, creative and lucky drummers. Roy Haynes has lived long, to play Bop, Hard Bop, and Avant-Garde with Parker, Monk, Coltrane, Metheny, Corea in the U.S., Europe, and yes... Letterman (video). Lucky for us. HARD CHOICES Saturdays 11am-1pm KMHD 89.1FM kmhd.org http://hardchoicesblog.blogspot.com/ -Shawn K
Roy Haynes (Drum Solo) Fountain Of Youth Band - David Letterman 6-8-11 - HD 720p Music is: "Summer Nights" Band Members: Jaleel Shaw - Soprano Saxophone, Martin Bejerano - Piano, David Wong - Bass
A veteran drummer long overshadowed by others, but finally in the 1990s gaining recognition for his talents and versatility, Roy Hayneshas been a major player for half a century. He worked early on with the Sabby Lewis big band, Frankie Newton, Luis Russell (1945-1947), and Lester Young (1947-1949). After some engagements with Kai Winding, Haynes was a member of the Charlie Parker Quintet (1949-1952); he also recorded during this era with Bud Powell, Wardell Gray, and Stan Getz. Haynes toured the world with Sarah Vaughan(1953-1958); played with Thelonious Monk in 1958; led his own group; and gigged with George Shearing, Lennie Tristano, Eric Dolphy, and Getz (1961). He was Elvin Jones' occasional substitute with John Coltrane's classic quartet during 1961-1965, toured withGetz (1965-1967), and was with Gary Burton (1967-1968). In addition to touring with Chick Corea (1981 and 1984) and Pat Metheny (1989-1990), Haynes has led his own Hip Ensemble on and off during the past several decades. When one considers that he has also gigged with Miles Davis, Art Pepper, Horace Tapscott, and
Dizzy Gillespie, it is fair to say that Haynes has played with about everyone. He led dates for EmArcy and Swing (both in 1954), New Jazz (1958 and 1960), Impulse (a 1962 quartet album with Roland Kirk), Pacific Jazz, Mainstream, Galaxy, Dreyfus, Evidence, and Storyville. In 1994, Haynes was awarded the Danish Jazzpar prize, and two years later, he received the prestigious French Chevalier des l'Ordres Artes et des Lettres. In the late '90s, Haynes formed a trio with pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Pattitucci, and they released their debut album, The Roy Haynes Trio Featuring Danilo Perez & John Pattitucci, in early 2000 on Verve. Haynes' son Grahamis an excellent cornetist. Haynes paid tribute to Charlie Parker in 2001 with Birds of a Feather, his fourth release for the Dreyfus Jazz label, which was subsequently nominated for a Grammy in 2002;Fountain of Youth followed two years later. Also released in 2004,Quiet Fire compiled two of his prior releases for Galaxy (1977'sThank You Thank You and 1978's Vistalite) into one back-to-back record. Whereas appeared in mid-2006, and it earned Haynes a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.