Roy Haynes
Roy Owen Haynes (born on March 13, 1925, in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Haynes is one of the most recorded drummers in jazz and in his over 60-year career has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz. He has a highly expressive, personal style ("Snap Crackle" was a nickname given him in the 1950s) and is known to foster a deep engagement in his bandmates.

Haynes began his full time professional career in 1945. From 1947 to 1949 he worked with saxophonist Lester Young, and from 1949 to 1952 was a member of saxophonist Charlie Parker's quintet. He also recorded at the time with pianist Bud Powell and saxophonists Wardell Gray, and Stan Getz. From 1953 to 1958 he toured with singer Sarah Vaughan. Haynes went on to work with more experimental musicians, like saxophonists John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy, or pianists Chick Corea and Andrew Hill.

Haynes has recorded or performed with Gary Burton, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Grimes, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Pat Metheny, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Horace Tapscott and many others. He has also led his own groups, some performing under the name Hip Ensemble. His most recent recordings as a leader are Fountain of Youth and Whereas, both of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award. He continues to perform worldwide and is booked well into 2008.

His son Graham Haynes is a cornetist, and his grandson Marcus Gilmore and nephew Christopher Haynes are both drummers.

Roy's influence on the Rock world has also been apparent in recent years, with a tribute song recorded by Jim Keltner and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones, and recent on-stage appearances with The Allman Brothers Band and Page McConnell of Phish.

He was inducted into the Down Beat Magazine Hall of Fame in 2004.

Haynes appeared in the game Grand Theft Auto IV, as the host of the jazz radio station, JNR.

A 3 CD/1 DVD boxed set entitled A Life in Time - The Roy Haynes Story was released by Dreyfus Jazz in October 2007. The set chronicles highlights from Roy's career from 1949-2006, including recordings with Parker, Vaughan, Davis, Monk, Corea, Metheny and his own Hip Ensemble and Fountain of Youth quartet. The set was listed by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the Best Boxed Sets of 2007, and was nominated for an award by the Jazz Journalist's Association. (source; Wilkipedia)






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1958 Misterioso

Roy en compagnie de Monk et de Johnny Griffin au Five Spot Café en aout 1958. On peut l'entendre dans un solo admirable dans le morceau In Walked Bud. Le reste est tout simplement génial.




The Blues And The Abstract Truth

Roy Haynes avec Bill Evans, Eric dolphy, Paul Chambers, Freddy Hubbard et Oliver Nelson qui fit les arrangements pour cet album de pur jazz somptueux.


Trio Music

Sur ce disque enregistré en 1981 figurent deux approches. La première partie du disque est consacrée à l'improvisation en trio ou en duet tandis que la seconde partie nous fait entendre l'interprétation de 7 compositions de Thelonious Monk.





Now He Sings Now He Sobs

Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitous et Chick Corea forment une équipe formidable sur ce CD à ranger parmi les meilleurs albums de piano trio de l'histoire du jazz. Bien qu'enregistrées en 1968, ces compositions de Corea sont toujours actuelles. Le trio a un son bien à lui avec  Vitous, et Roy Haines dont l'accompagnement semble comme le prolongement naturel des inventions rythmiques de Chick Corea.


1951 The Amazing Bud Powell

Roy Haines (plages 1 à  11) et Max Roach (plages 12 à 15) figurent tous deux sur cet enregistrement ancien mais extraordinaire que tous les amateurs de jazz possèdent nécessairement.


200 The Roy Haines Trio

Ce CD a une particularité. Il est en effet comme un échantillon de la carrière de Roy Haines, avec  Bud Powell mais aussi Miles, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Chick Corea et bien d'autres. Les interprétations de Monk par Perez, le pianiste Panaméen, y sont très intéressantes, comme la plupart des arangements qui figurent sur ce disque en fait passionant. Un CD Inévitable.

YY 1996 Stephane Grappelli Michel Petruciani 

Le violon légendaire de Stéphane Grappelli associé au piano de Michel Petrucciani pour un programme inventif  de standards de jazz qui ne sont que pretexte à l'improvisation joyeuse.  George Mraz à la basse et Roy Hayne à la batterie procurent un support rythmique qui prouvent que cet album  a toutes les vertus du bon jazz.

YY We Three.jpg (31139 octets) 1958 We Three

Un trio conduit à la baguette par Roy Haynes avec Paul Chambers à la basse et Phineas Newborn au piano. Une rythmique parfaite, un maitre pianiste (trop sous estimé) qui improvise admirablement et c'est parti pour 6 morceaux de bonheur enregistré en novembre 1958. 



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