Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Scanning for some articles about jazz, I found this interesting piece from Smithsonian Magazine about Roy Haynes. Here's an excerpt:

A robust 78, one of the greatest drummers of all time still riffs up a storm and wows fellow musicians

In nearly 60 years as a jazz drummer, Roy Haynes has appeared on some 600 recordings, many of them classics. With Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, with Sarah Vaughan and Thelonious Monk, with John Coltrane, Lester Young, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Ray Charles and Chick Corea-on one historic recording after another, Haynes propels the music. He is the "father of modern drumming," says the guitarist Pat Metheny.

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