Roy Haynes

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Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925) is an American jazz drummer and group leader. Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting more than 70 years has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz. He has a highly expressive, personal style ("Snap Crackle" was a nickname given him in the 1950s) and is known to foster a deep engagement in his bandmates.

He has also led his own groups, some performing under the name Hip Ensemble. His most recent recordings as a leader are Fountain of Youth and Whereas, both of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award. He continues to perform worldwide and was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1999. His son Graham Haynes is a cornetist; his son Craig Haynes and grandson Marcus Gilmore are both drummers.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 We Three Roy Haynes with Phineas Newborn, Jr. & Paul Chambers 1
1971 Hip Ensemble Roy Haynes 1
1981 Music for Violin & Jazz Quartet NY5, Michał Urbaniak, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ted Dunbar 1
1982 Trio Music Chick Corea / Miroslav Vitous / Roy Haynes 2
1990 Question and Answer Pat Metheny & Dave Holland & Roy Haynes 3
1994 Cracklin' Roy Haynes 2
1994 Wanton Spirit Kenny Barron With Roy Haynes and Charlie Haden 2
1997 Te-Vou! Roy Haynes 1
2000 Just Us Roy Haynes 2
2000 The Roy Haynes Trio Roy Haynes Trio feat. Danilo Pérez & John Patitucci 1
2001 Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker Roy Haynes 1
2002 Cymbalism Roy Haynes 1
2003 Love Letters Roy Haynes 1
2006 We Three Roy Haynes 1
2007 Praise Roy Haynes 2
2007 Whereas Roy Haynes 1
2007 Fountain of Youth Roy Haynes 1
2011 Roy-Alty Roy Haynes 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Trio Music, Live in Europe Chick Corea / Miroslav Vitous / Roy Haynes 3
1987 True or False Roy Haynes 1

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