Does any active jazz musician have a history that can match that of drummer Roy Haynes? Since 1945, Haynes has played with major league artists including Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Danilo Perez and scores of others. While he came out of the bebop era, Haynes has always kept his style modern, colorful and dynamic — literally re-defining the role of drums in modern jazz. He has led his Fountain of Youth Band for the past decade, and while his sidemen are always at least two generations removed, Haynes still emerges as the most playful musician on stage. Watching Roy Haynes at work, it is difficult to believe that he is 85; clearly he has found the Fountain of Youth — on the bandstand.
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Added by jc_at_work on October 26, 2010