Roy Haynes

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Roy Haynes live at Carnegie Hall in September 2007.

Roy Haynes (born March 13, 1925 in Boston , Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer.


Haynes learned to play the drums self-taught and has performed with musicians such as Tom Brown , Sabby Lewis , Frankie Newton and Pete Brown since 1942 . In 1945 he went to New York , where he became a member of the Harlem Savoy Ballroom orchestra under Luis Russell , of which he was a member until 1947.

Then he was a drummer partner of musicians such as Lester Young (1947-1949), Bud Powell and Miles Davis (1949), Charlie Parker (1949-1953), Sarah Vaughan (1954-1959), Thelonious Monk (1959-1960), Eric Dolphy (1960–1961), Stan Getz (1961–1965), the John Coltrane Quartet (1963–1965), Cannonball Adderley and, since 1968, Chick Corea ( Now He Sings, Now He Sobs ). Later he was also the drummer for Pat Metheny and Michel Petrucciani .

Since the 1960s, Haynes has also directed his own bands. a. George Adams and Hannibal Marvin Peterson belonged to. In 1962 he recorded his album Out of the Afternoon for Impulse! With a quartet made up of Roland Kirk , Henry Grimes and Tommy Flanagan . to which he also contributed his own compositions. He also frequently works with young musicians such as Ralph Moore , Craig Handy and his son Graham Haynes and his grandson Marcus Gilmore .


In 1987 he was nominated in a trio with Chick Corea and Miroslav Vitouš for the Grammy Award as best instrumental performance group , in the same category he received a Grammy for the album Blues for Coltrane the following year with McCoy Tyner , Pharoah Sanders and David Murray . In 1991 the Berklee College of Music awarded him an honorary doctorate. In 1994 he received the Jazzpar Prize . On March 31, 2009, Haynes was appointed Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture Christine Albanel as part of the Paris exhibition Le Siècle Du Jazz . In 2011 he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award .

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