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Roy Haynes: Snap Crackle

The legendary bebop drummer turned 80 earlier this year. Ashley Kahn caught up with Haynes to find out about his Fountain of Youth.

Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins: The Seekers

Lifelong friends and occasional collaborators, saxophonist Charles Lloyd and drummer Billy Higgins are kindred spirits. With the death of Higgins in 2001, it seemed like we had heard the last of their special musical bond-but a new ECM album of home-recorded duets has surfaced. Ashley Kahn writes about Lloyd and Higgins’ everlasting connection.

Jimmy Cobb: The Reluctant Don

Best known for his cool drumming on Kind of Blue, Jimmy Cobb has been a first-call sideman for more than 50 years. For the first time in that long period, he’s regularly leading a group with his own name at the front. Ashley Kahn gets the story on Cobb’s Mob and their new CD, Cobb’s Groove.