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Roy Haynes' 80th Birthday Party at SFJAZZ

By Published: March 17, 2005
This was a birthday party, and there was a cake, baked in the shape of a Roy Haynes Signature Copper Snare Drum (complete with logos). Haynes, in a fresh and funny monologue, seemed genuinely bowled over by the outpouring of love coming from his bandmates and the Masonic Auditorium crowd. "The drum inside is always going," said Haynes, who, despite cracking jokes about retiring to Barbados in the near future, seems fully ready to take on another 80 years behind the traps.

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Jeffrey Kliman



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