タグ別アーカイブ: Roy Haynes

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I am very fond of this radio program.

”Snap, Crackle And Swing: Young Roy Haynes’’(Go here)

I like ‘We Three’ on NEW JAZZ label.

Today I was focused on the album jacket photograph.

Paul’s height is very high than in other two musicians.

This week I will post about Paul Chambers.

Nevertheless Roy Haynes is short.

But he is well known for his nice fashion.

He has in common with Miles Davis about his short and nice fashion sense.

In addition, they are also the same age.

About Roy Haynes, please refer to my previous post.(Go here) and (here),(here)

 

 

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Photo above of Roy Haynes, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins at the Five Spot Cafe NYC, September 1958

Roy Haynes also recorded at the time with pianist Bud Powell.

He said about Bud Powell:

”Bud Powell could outfox anyone, another player
The drummer was going to make him sound good.
It was beautiful playing behind him. Cause he had so much rhythm. All you had to do is accompany him.”

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From 1953 to 1958 he toured with singer Sarah Vaughan and also recorded with her.

He said about Sarah Vaughan:

”Usually I knew where she was going. But if she was scatting, naturally, that’s ad-libbing, and I’d have to figure it out.

She started introducing us on this tune she’d scat,and say, “Roy…dat-dat-dat…Haynes.”

Sarah Vaughan was the Charlie Parker of the vocalists during the 1950s. It was great.”

After that he played a plethora of extended gigs with Thelonious Monk (1959-60), recorded eight albums with Eric Dolphy (1960-61).

He had collaborations with Chick Corea since 1968.

He continues to blow people away when they hear his performance on the 1968 classic trio album by Chick Corea, ‘Now He Sing Now He Sobs’.

These interview quoted from JazzWax.[July 07~08, 2008]

 

 

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April 29.2016

Roy Haynes went on to play drums for the likes of Lester Young (1947-49), Bud Powell and Miles Davis (1949), and Charlie Parker (1949-53).

JazzWax introduce a good example record in order to understand his exquisite touch at drumming

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A perfect illustration is Sonny Rollins’ The Sound of Sonny.

Focus only on what Roy is doing with his sticks and brushes throughout.

Possibly Sonny was playing with a tap dancer rather than a drummer.

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He said about ‘Bird’:
”Bird was unusual, that his approach was completely different than anything else you had    heard. And that sound, it was so confident. ”

He said the big difference between Roy and Max Roach behind Bird:

”I had and have a different type of cymbal beat, for one thing. Max’s cymbal beat was more on the one: dah-dah dom, dah-dah dom, dah-dah dom. Mine is more dom dah-dah, dom dah-dah, dom dah-dah. That’s as far as I’ll go with that.”

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Roy and Miles had the same hobby.Their hobby was fast automobiles and sharp clothes.

In the summer of 1950,they both bought convertible automobiles the exact same week.

Roy had a 1950 Oldsmobile 98.Miles had a Dodge convertible, which called the Blue Devil.

Roy said about encounter with his wife as follows:

”In fact, I met my wife when I was working with Miles in Brooklyn. It was Miles’ gig, and she had come to see him. The ladies loved Miles. I had some fans, too, but I wasn’t nearly as popular as Miles. He had just left Charlie Parker then and I had just left Lester Young. We were the coolest of the cool.”

http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/royhaynesletterman.html

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Roy Haynes was born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts.

His age is 91 years old.

Between 1945 and 1960, he played with many legendary musicians.

He has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz.

He continues to perform worldwide and was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1999.

He not only is one of the strongest drummers in modern jazz history, he’s also one of the art form’s most sensitive players.

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Photo above of Luis Russell

His first big gigs was in 1945 with Luis Russell, a legendary New Orleans pianist and bandleader.

About Luis Russell, please refer to this website.

http://www.redhotjazz.com/russell.html

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 ‘Every Thursday a week where all ladies got in free’

Some of his earliest dates with Russell were at the Savoy Ballroom in New York.

In the mid-1940s,he played his first gig in New York.

In late 1947, he started a long run with Lester Young.

He was with  Lester Young for two years.

He talked about Lester Young as follows:
”He was a very humorous guy. He had his own way of talking.
It was like a foreign language and unless you understood it,what he said would make little sense to you.”

Billie Holiday’s last presentation [April 26]

April 27.2016

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In 1959 from April 20th to 26th, Billie was her last presentation in the Boston Storyville Club.

Billie Holiday(vo), Mal Waldron (p), Champ Jones (b), Roy Haynes (ds)

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Roy Haynes was in charge of the drum in her last performance.

Today I want to post his comments impressive.

He said:”We were playing there for a week. She was cool. I remember the club was crowded every night. A lot of my friends came in.

My wife was there for the whole weekend. She wanted to tape it, but I said, “No, Billie isn’t going to allow that.” Looking back, Billie probably wouldn’t have been aware of it. All in all, it was a beautiful week.”

The above quoted from JazzWax.[July 07, 2008]

From the next day I want to post a summary of his interview.