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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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Roy Haynes: The Sound of Sonny & We Three

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Sonny Rollins The Sound of Sonny (Keepnews Collection) Riverside-Concord 2007 Roy Haynes/Phineas Newborn/Paul Chambers We Three New Jazz-Concord 2007

Sonny Rollins needs no introduction. Nor, most likely, does The Sound of Sonny, a classic 1957 quartet disc with pianist Sonny Clark, trapsman Roy Haynes and alternating bassists Percy Heath and Paul ...

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Roy Haynes: Whereas

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At 81 years old, Roy Haynes is one of the true wonders of the jazz world. His performances over the past decade have consistently demonstrated that he is the music's greatest living drummer, a title to which he can easily lay claim based on ability alone, although his age does make his energy and power all the more miraculous.

On Whereas, a live date recorded earlier this year at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul during the Twin City's official ...

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Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band: Whereas

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Roy Haynes' Fountain of Youth Quartet is exactly what it claims to be: young and vibrant. In one of the last true breeding grounds for young musicians a la Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Haynes has made it his purpose to give younger talent a chance to show itself. And what better setting to develop one's talent than playing with a master who has been at the forefront of jazz for the past six decades? Whereas, Haynes and ...

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Roy Haynes' 80th Birthday Party at SFJAZZ

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March 13, 2005Masonic Center AuditoriumSan Francisco, CAIt was officially “Roy Haynes Day" in his native Boston, but the master drummer himself was in San Francisco, celebrating his 80th birthday on the stage with an all-star band and 2,000 well-wishers in attendance. The party was among the signature events of this year's SFJAZZ Spring Season.In a show that stretched over nearly three hours and produced an incredible five standing ovations, Haynes demonstrated all of the qualities ...

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Roy Haynes: Quiet Fire

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Quiet Fire repackages two oddball Roy Haynes Galaxy discs, Thank You, Thank You (1977) and Vistalite (1978), into one intermittently interesting extra-length CD of duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets and septets. Though the cast is strong (players include George Cables, Stanley Cowell, Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, Cecil McBee and Joe Henderson), the music is less so, flailing all over the map (embracing soul, rock, R&B, tango, flamenco and--yes--even some straight-ahead jazz), with much electric piano and fuzz-tone guitar ...


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