[L to R] Larry Ridley, Patricia Greaves (waitstaff) and Roy Haynes at Lennie’s on the Turnpike, Salem MA, February 1964
(from the Salem State Archives on Flickr)
Sarah Vaughan on Emarcy records. Highlights are Clifford Brown on trumpet, Roy Haynes on drums and Paul Quinichette on tenor sax.
Eric Dolphy - Outward Bound.
The sidemen are Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Jaki Byard and George Tucker.
Destination… Out! (because sometimes you gotta go “out there”)
Roy Haynes turns 87 today, and is still the hippest cat in town. Here he is on a cut with Phineas Newborn and Paul Chambers. Happy 87th Mr. Haynes.
Roy Haynes discussing meeting Sonny Rollins for the first time. Seriously, how does Roy Haynes do it? He’s going to be 87 next month. How many people born in 1925 that are fortunate to be still alive are this cool? This is what an actual “hipster” looks like. An actual one that knew Prez, Bird, and Diz. I bow to him.
Roy Haynes, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and Ahmed Abdul-Malik at the Five Spot Cafe NYC, September 1958
Sonny Rollins - The Sound of Sonny
Rollins is joined by another Sonny. Sonny Clark.
Via NPR - First Listen: Roy Haynes, 'Roy-alty'
Click here to listen to the upcoming album, and for the full read.
As an aside, how great does Roy Haynes look for an 86 year old man? He looks amazing. That is one cool cat.
Art Blakey - Lee’s Tune (1958)
Recorded with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers of 1958 sans Benny Golson and with lots of added percussion, this LP only took 41 years to reach daylight, likely due to the experimental quality of so much percussion—Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes and Ray Barretto join Art Blakey on the skins. Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons do their best to keep things melodic.
A highly underrated album!
Charlie Parker, Roy Haynes, Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk
Photo by Bob Parent via LIFE
Must Own: Oliver Nelson - The Blues and The Abstract Truth
For atane :
ROY HAYNES, a long time Queens resident.
(Don’t know for sure about Tina Brooks, my encyclopedia doesn’t have an address for him. I do know Milt Jackson lived in Hollis, which is where Roy Haynes lives)
It is a very long list!
Roy Haynes is the coolest octogenarian that ever lived. This man is a decade older than Elvis Presley, and is still kicking ass. Think about it for second…