I wanted to be Roy Haynes but he wouldn't let me. Everything about the man is splendid, from the way he plays to the way he dresses and lives his life. I first heard Roy on a recording in the early sixties and like many other drummers I was hooked.
Roy has worked with many innovators and Thelonious Monk is one of his favorites. He has and continues to record Monk's music. I can certainly understand the attraction. Monk's tunes have great rhythmic depth that present many opportunities for exploration. His performance of Monk's "Bright Mississippi" is considered by many to be one of his greatest performances.
Roy Haynes is 88 years old and still prowling the stages and recording studios of the world. He is without a doubt the best.
the groove continues...