Happy Birthday Roy Haynes

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  1. Flyin' Brian

    Flyin' Brian Member

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    90 years old thiis month and still kickin' it! This is from Metheny's FB page:

    On March 13 drummer Roy Haynes turned 90 years old and invited Pat and bassist Christian McBride to be his special guests for the evening. Roy has been at the forefront of modern jazz for 70 years and has been an essential figure in this music from “ Louis Armstrong to Metheny” as he often says. Over his career he has had important collaborative musical relationships with Lester Young, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Gary Burton, Chick Corea and just about everyone else who has left a major mark in this music. Pat has described Roy as “the father of modern drumming” and the presence of Jack DeJohnette and Antonio Sanchez and many other great drummers in the audience for this birthday event made that all the more evident. The band played pieces from the classic Metheny/Haynes recording from 1989 “Question and Answer” including the title tune and “H and H” as well as Metheny’s well known tune “James” which Haynes has played regularly with his bands over the years. Those audience members who were able to experience this amazing night will never forget it.



     
  2. guitarjazz

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    What a legacy. The period where he played in Coltrane's quartet was really compelling. Love his stuff with Chick too. Roy has lived much of the history of jazz.
     
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    Chick Corea's "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" was a game-changer and remains a very vital example.

    And speaking of "vital example," man, don't you wanna be like Roy Haynes?
     
  4. Flyin' Brian

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    I met him at The Jazz Showcase in Chicago once. My wife took a pic of my son with him and then Roy hit on her.

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  5. guitarjazz

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    Ha....he's no fool!
     
  6. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Brilliant .... I too got to hang at the bar with him after a couple of shows ... most notably the one where I got to play with him !!!!! He was incredible at rehearsal and on the gig (I got to do 3 songs with him) ...and after at the bar ! Thanks ROY !
     
  7. Sidney Vicious

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    90! And still playing!

    His work with Coltrane is eternal.
     
  8. parker

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    Wow!! Plenty of good wishes to the Legend.. What a treat to have him around. I need to see him soon!
     
  9. parker

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    Man......

    Here he is at his 90th celebration, with Metheny to his left.

    I really need to re-evaluate the meaning of my existence


     
  10. Flyin' Brian

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    Yeah and maybe read at LEAST the FIRST post of the thread so you don't put in a duplicate video. :D :Spank
     
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    I never realized he was that tiny.

    A lot of legend in a small package.
     
  12. parker

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    See, I told you...:anon
     
  13. Flyin' Brian

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