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Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band Featuring Pat Metheny at the Blue Note

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Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band Featuring Pat Metheny Blue Note New York, NY March 13, 2016 Jazz luminary Roy Haynes has forever captivated audiences with his innovative playing and his concert (and 91st birthday celebration) on March 13th, at New York City's Blue Note was no different. The drummer, staying true to his eccentric and incessantly youthful style, began the evening by eliciting the audience to join him in singing “The Gambler," ...

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Jazz in the New Millennium: Live and Well by Rick Mitchell

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Jazz in the New Millennium: Live and Well Rick Mitchell 339 Pages ASIN: #B00N2331GC Dharma Moon 2014 Much of jazz analysis and reportage is history; the exposition and re-exposition of old forms and older artists. Precious few books written about jazz today have contemporary artists or movements as their subject. Rick Mitchell's Jazz in the New Millennium: Live and Well happily flies in the face of the old with an eye on ...

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40 Years of Jazz at Harvard: Cambridge, April 9, 2011

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Harvard All-Stars and the Harvard University Sunday and Monday Jazz Bands Harvard Sanders Theatre Cambridge, MA April 9, 2011 Ivy League universities are known for bringing together extraordinary individuals to do extraordinary things. Yet Saturday, April 9 was an even more extraordinary night at school for Harvard students, when an honor roll of jazz talent joined them to celebrate “40 Years of Jazz at Harvard." The concert capped off a weekend of events, including the opening ...

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Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band

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Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band William Paterson University Jazz Room Wayne, NJ March 26th, 2011 Looking at Roy Haynes's oeuvre, over his tremendously prolific career, it becomes apparent that simply being awarded one lifetime achievement award from the Grammy committee may not be enough. For most musicians, being involved in just one of the amazingly diverse musical scenarios in which Haynes has taken part--whether it's Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Andrew Hill, Pat Metheny or ...

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Roy Haynes and The Fountain of Youth Band at Scullers, Boston

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Roy Haynes and The Fountain of Youth Band Scullers Boston, Massachussetts July 25, 2008

On Friday, July 25th Roy Haynes and The Fountain of Youth Band played to an enthusiastic crowed at Boston's own Scullers Jazz Club. It was hard to believe that Haynes, who recently won Down Beat's 2008 Critics Poll award for drummer of the year, is 83 years old. His spirit, energy, and seasoned leadership continue to drive the quartet ...

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Roy Haynes: A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story

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This is the sort of expansive collection that in years past could have only been issued by the Smithsonian. This is not to say that this three-CD (plus one DVD) boxed set is a relic. It simply documents the legendary career of the drummer whose recorded output commenced in 1949 and continues to this day, a musical life that, by virtue of a lot of talent and a little good fortune, began with the Lester Young band and never paused ...

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Roy Haynes at the Catalina, Hollywood

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Roy HaynesCatalina Bar and GrillHollywood, CaliforniaMay 26, 2008

Catalina Bar and Grill, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. I walked in and sat down at the bar. Three guys were to my left--an older, strong-looking Afro-American guy, and two white guys wearing glasses. They were shortly joined by a young Afro-American man carrying two saxophones--an alto and a soprano. He placed the vaguely battered instruments purposefully on the bar in front of him, and sat down. This was ...


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