Roy Haynes: Still Swinging After All These Years

Roy Haynes… Salute To The Drummer At 88
Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00, Written by Benson Idonije

Now 88, looking at least 20 years younger and sounding like a young lion, Haynes is one of the wonders of the jazz world; a true survivor who remains a commanding presence at the drums, whipping and driving a band like a team of untamed horses, eyes keen and piercing, face aglow with the joy of music-making. Still swinging after all these years, Haynes is a force of nature whose dynamic drumming continues to astound the jazz world, his athletically supple wrists and agile hands manipulating drumsticks as if they were his birthright.

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