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Roy Haynes: Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker

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illustration of Roy Haynes

To say that drummer Roy Haynes is the driving force behind this session is an understatement verging on insult.

Haynes has been at the forefront of bop long enough to have earned membership in that elite of founding fathers: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis-all of whom Haynes has played and recorded with extensively. Stylistically he follows in a direct line from Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, and, like Art Blakey and Billy Higgins, Haynes has remained faithful to experimenting in the idiom of bebop.

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