Roy Haynes

Roxbury-born drummer Roy Haynes has always been proud to call himself a good, all-around musician. He actually started on violin when he was 8, but was banging on everything around the house, so switched to drums. Best known as a swing and later bop drummer, he worked in bands with Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Miles Davis, and Chick Corea before becoming a leader himself, heading up the funk-infused Roy Haynes and the Hip Ensemble. At 85, he says he’s in semi-retirement, but still gets up there and smacks the hell out of his kit.
(by Ed Symkus)

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