Roy Haynes: Birds Of A Feather - A Tribute To Charlie Parker
These musicians render unsurprisingly upbeat covers of eight Parker originals, such as "Moose The Mooch," "Now's The Time,"and "Yardbird Suite," while also tackling the standard "April In Paris," made famous by Bird's groundbreaking encounter with strings. Overall, Haynes is the catalyst that one might expect, while Hargrove and Garrett inject a refreshing aura into a set consisting of straightforward renditions of the originals. However, there is no shortage of excitement here, and Holland with Haynes comprise a dynamic rhythm section, a notion that should come as no revelation. Haynes' A Tribute To Charlie Parker offers a contemporary glimpse of an artist who changed the face of jazz music. Recommended.
Track Listing: 1. Diverse 2. Ah Leu Cha 3. April In Paris 4. Moose The Mooch 5. Now
Personnel: Roy Haynes: drums
Record Label: Dreyfus Records