Friday, March 10, 2006

Listening to Music With Roy Haynes - Jazz - New York Times: "Roy Haynes - who will celebrate his 81st birthday by leading his young band at the Village Vanguard from Tuesday to Sunday - never took a lesson from (Joe) Jones. But Mr. Haynes has a whole area of technique around the high-hat, treating it as an instrument unto itself, building on Jones's principles. Really, he isolates every part of his drum kit in a similar way, letting it sing. He is naturally attention-getting, breaking up time, making his drum set react, hitting hard and then leaving space."