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Happy 87th birthday Roy Haynes: great jazz drummer

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Roy Haynes turns 87 today he’s still performing with his “Fountain of Youth” quartet.

In his seven decades of performing, Roy Haynes has established himself as the quintessential jazz drummer. He has played with virtually all of the most notable jazz musicians, and has been at involved in some of the biggest transitions in the history of jazz. His light, expressive style has fit a multitude of musical circumstances, from the swing of Lester Young, the bebop of Charlie Parket, the raucousness of John Coltrane,  to the modern jazz innovations of Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.

Happy birthday Roy!



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