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Roy Haynes Trio: Featuring Danilo Perez and John Patitucci

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Seeking to capitalize on the fact that, at age 75, drummer Roy Haynes is a walking repository of modern jazz history, this new concept album cleverly finds him revisiting his storied past. The six studio cuts and four live performances-recorded at Scullers in Cambridge, Mass., near the drummer’s Boston birthplace-explore some of his most important and resonant associations, from Bud Powell’s “Wail,” which he cut with the pianist for Blue Note back in 1949, to Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer,” from a 1989 album with the guitarist and bassist Dave Holland. Other tunes recall stints with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk and Chick Corea, but the most striking thing about this collection is how Haynes refuses to rest on his laurels or let any sense of nostalgia creep in.

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