Personalities | Roy Haynes | Fifties | Jazz & Blues

(Drums, b. 1925)

Roy Haynes is a major jazz drummer in settings ranging from swing to jazz rock, taking in most genres of the music including free jazz. He spent three years with Charlie Parker (1949–52) and five with Sarah Vaughan (1953–58), and by the mid-1960s had also worked with Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. Later associations include Gary Burton, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny. He has continued to lead his own groups.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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