Roy Haynes interview

Interviewee biography: 

Boston native Roy Haynes made his professional debut at the age of seventeen and has since performed or recorded with Gary Burton, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Grimes, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Horace Tapscott, and many others. A Grammy-nominated bandleader, Haynes’ signature drumming style made him known as “Snap Crackle” due to his innovative emphasis on melodic figures and rapid and crisp use of the snare. Haynes was inducted to the DownBeat Hall of Fame in 2004.


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