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Roy Haynes

Roy Haynes was born in Boston, March 13, 1925, and was keenly interested in jazz ever since he can remember. Primarily self-taught, he began to work locally in 1942 with musicians like the Charlie Christian inflected guitarist Tom Brown, bandleader Sabby Lewis, and Kansas City blues-shout alto saxophonist Pete Brown, before getting a call in the summer of 1945 to join legendary bandleader Luis Russell (responsible for much of Louis Armstrong's musical backing from 1929 to 1933) to play for the dancers at New York's legendary Savoy Ballroom. When not traveling with Russell, the young drummer spent much time on Manhattan's 52nd Street and uptown in Minton's, the legendary incubator of bebop, soaking up the scene.

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Roy-Alty
Verve Records
2011
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People
Verve Records
2011
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A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story
A Life in Time: The...
Dreyfus Records
2008
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A Life In Time (The...
Verve Records
2007
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The Island
Verve Records
2007
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Whereas
Whereas
Dreyfus Records
2006
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