|Birth name||Roy Owen Haynes|
|Born||March 13, 1925|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Labels||Mainstream, Emarcy, Impulse!, Galaxy, New Jazz, Pacific Jazz, Evidence, Vogue, Marge|
|Associated acts||Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, McCoy Tyner|
Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925) is an American jazz drummer, who is among the most recorded drummers in jazz. In a career lasting nearly 80 years, he has played swing, bebop, jazz fusion, avant-garde jazz and is considered a pioneer of jazz drumming. "Snap Crackle" was a nickname given to him in the 1950s.
He has led bands such as the Hip Ensemble. His albums Fountain of Youth and Whereas were nominated for a Grammy Award. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1999. His son Graham Haynes is a cornetist; another son Craig Holiday Haynes and grandson Marcus Gilmore are both drummers.
Haynes was born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. His younger brother, Michael E. Haynes, would become an important leader in the black community of Massachusetts, working with Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, representing Roxbury in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and for forty years serving as pastor of the Twelfth Baptist Church, where King had been a member while he pursued his doctoral degree at Boston University.
Haynes made his professional debut in 1942 in his native Boston, and began his full-time professional career in 1945. From 1947 to 1949 he worked with saxophonist Lester Young, and from 1949 to 1952 was a member of saxophonist Charlie Parker's quintet. He also recorded at the time with pianist Bud Powell and saxophonists Wardell Gray and Stan Getz. From 1953 to 1958, he toured with singer Sarah Vaughan and recorded with her.
A tribute song was recorded by Jim Keltner and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, and he appeared on stage with the Allman Brothers Band in 2006 and Page McConnell of Phish in 2008. "Age seems to have just passed him by," Watts observed. "He's eighty-three and in 2006 he was voted Best Contemporary Jazz Drummer [in Modern Drummer magazine's readers' poll]. He's amazing."
Awards and honors
In 1994, Haynes was awarded the Danish Jazzpar prize, and in 1996 the French government knighted him with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's top literary and artistic honor. Haynes received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music (1991), and the New England Conservatory (2004), as well as a Peabody Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, in 2012. He was inducted into the DownBeat magazine Hall of Fame in 2004. On October 9, 2010, he was awarded the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's BNY Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
In 2001, Haynes' album Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker was nominated for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards as Best Jazz Instrumental Album. On December 22, 2010, he was named a recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and he received the award at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012.
|1988||Nominated||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group||Chick Corea – Trio Music Live in Europe|
|1989||Won||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group||McCoy Tyner – Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane|
|1996||Nominated||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group||Kenny Barron – Wanton Spirit|
|1998||Nominated||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group||Chick Corea – Remembering Bud Powell|
|2000||Won||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group||Like Minds|
|2001||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2001||Won||DownBeat Readers Poll||Drums|
|2002||Nominated||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Album||Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker|
|2002||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2002||Won||DownBeat Readers Poll||Drums|
|2003||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2003||Won||DownBeat Readers Poll||Drums|
|2004||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Hall of Fame|
|2004||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2004||Won||DownBeat Readers Poll||Drums|
|2005||Nominated||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group||Fountain of Youth|
|2005||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2007||Nominated||Grammy Award||Best Jazz Instrumental Solo||"Hippidy Hop" in A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story|
|2007||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2008||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2009||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2010||Won||DownBeat Critics Poll||Drums|
|2012||Won||Grammy Award||Lifetime Achievement Award|
- Busman's Holiday (EmArcy, 1954)
- Roy Haynes Modern Group (Swing, 1954)
- Jazz Abroad (Mercury, 1956) split album with Quincy Jones
- We Three (New Jazz, 1959) with Paul Chambers & Phineas Newborn
- Just Us (New Jazz, 1960)
- Out of the Afternoon (Impulse!, 1962)
- Cracklin' (New Jazz*, 1963) with Booker Ervin
- Cymbalism (New Jazz, 1963)
- People (Pacific Jazz, 1964)
- Hip Ensemble (Mainstream, 1971)
- Equipoise (Galaxy, 1972) – Reissue of Hip Ensemble with 1 additional track, Roy's Tune.
- Senyah (Mainstream, 1973)
- Togyu (RCA, 1975)
- Jazz a Confronto Vol. 29 (Horo, 1976)
- Sugar Roy (Kitty, 1976)
- Thank You Thank You (Galaxy, 1977)
- Vistalite (Galaxy, 1977)
- Live at the Riverbop (Marge, 1979)
- True or False (Freelance, 1986)
- When It's Haynes It Roars (Dreyfus Jazz, 1992)
- Homecoming (Evidence, 1994)
- Te Vou! (Dreyfus Jazz, 1994) – with Pat Metheny
- My Shining Hour (Storyville, 1995) – with Thomas Clausen's Jazzparticipants
- Like Minds (Concord, 1998) – Grammy won album with Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny
- Praise (Dreyfus Jazz, 1998)
- The Roy Haynes Trio (Verve, 1998) – featuring Danilo Perez & John Patitucci
- Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Dreyfus Jazz, 2001) – Grammy-nominated album with Roy Hargrove, Dave Holland and Kenny Garrett
- Love Letters (Eighty-Eight's, 2002)
- Fountain of Youth (Dreyfus Jazz, 2004) – Grammy-nominated album
- Quiet Fire (Galaxy, 2004) – compilation. reissue of Thank You Thank You and Vistalite.
- Whereas (Dreyfus Jazz, 2006)
- A Life In Time: The Roy Haynes Story (Dreyfus Jazz, 2007) – Grammy-nominated track "Hippidy Hop" included
- The Island (Explore, 2007) – recorded in 1990
- Roy-Alty (Dreyfus Jazz, 2011)
In recorded year order
- 1947: Lester Young The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Lester Young (Blue Note)
- 1949: Milt Jackson Meet Milt Jackson (Savoy)
- 1949: Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell (Blue Note)
- 1949: Kai Winding Modern Jazz Trombones (Prestige) – released in 1952
- 1949–1950: Stan Getz Stan Getz Quartets (Prestige)
- 1950: Charlie Parker Bird at St. Nick's (Jazz Workshop) – released in 1958
- 1950–1952: Wardell Gray Memorial Album (Prestige)
- 1951–1953: Miles Davis Miles Davis and Horns (Prestige)
- 1950–1954: Stan Getz The Complete Roost Recordings (Blue Note)
- 1954: Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan (EmArcy)
- 1954: Cal Tjader Vibist (Savoy)
- 1954?: Eddie Shu I Only Have Eyes For Shu (Bethlehem) – released in 1955
- 1955: Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi (EmArcy)
- 1955: Nat Adderley Introducing Nat Adderley (Wing)
- 1956: Red Rodney Quintet Modern Music from Chicago (Fantasy)
- 1954–1957: Sarah Vaughan) Swingin' Easy (EmArcy)
- 1957: Sonny Rollins The Sound of Sonny (Riverside)
- 1958: Sarah Vaughan After Hours at the London House (Mercury) – released in 1959
- 1958: Thelonious Monk Thelonious in Action (Riverside)
- 1958: Thelonious Monk Misterioso (Riverside)
- 1958: Art Farmer Portrait of Art Farmer (Contemporary)
- 1958: Art Blakey Drums Around the Corner (Blue Note) – released in 1999
- 1958: Sonny Rollins Brass & Trio (MetroJazz)
- 1958: Dorothy Ashby In a Minor Groove (New Jazz)
- 1958: John Handy In the Vernacular (Roulette)
- 1958: George Shearing Latin Affair (Capitol)
- 1959: Randy Weston Live at the Five Spot (United Artists)
- 1959: Kenny Burrell A Night at the Vanguard (Argo)
- 1959: Phineas Newborn, Jr. Piano Portraits by Phineas Newborn (Roulette)
- 1959: Sonny Stitt The Sonny Side of Stitt (Roost)
- 1959: Phineas Newborn, Jr. I Love a Piano (Roulette)
- 1959: Lee Konitz You and Lee (Verve)
- 1960: Eric Dolphy Outward Bound (New Jazz)
- 1960: Eric Dolphy Out There (New Jazz)
- 1960: Eric Dolphy Far Cry (New Jazz) – released in 1962
- 1960: Jimmy Forrest Soul Street (New Jazz)
- 1960–1961: Etta Jones Something Nice (Prestige)
- 1960: Etta Jones Don't Go to Strangers (Prestige)
- 1960: Booker Little Booker Little (Time)
- 1960: Betty Roché Singin' & Swingin' (Prestige)
- 1960: Tommy Flanagan The Tommy Flanagan Trio (Moodsville)
- 1960: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band Trane Whistle (Prestige)
- 1960: Oliver Nelson Taking Care of Business (New Jazz)
- 1960: Oliver Nelson Nocturne (Moodsville) – released in 1961
- 1960: Oliver Nelson, King Curtis & Jimmy Forrest Soul Battle (Prestige) – released in 1962
- 1960: Sonny Stitt Stittsville, Sonny Side Up (Roost) – released in 1961
- 1960: Kai Winding & J. J. Johnson The Great Kai & J. J. (Impulse!) – released in 1961
- 1960: Lem Winchester Lem Winchester with Feeling (Moodsville) – released in 1961
- 1960: Steve Lacy The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy (Candid) – released in 1961
- 1960: Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz (Impulse!) – released in 1961
- 1960: Oliver Nelson Screamin' the Blues (New Jazz) – released in 1961
- 1961: Oliver Nelson Straight Ahead (New Jazz)
- 1961: Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse!)
- 1961: Jaki Byard Here's Jaki (New Jazz)
- 1961: Ted Curson Plenty of Horn (Old Town)
- 1961: Stan Getz and Bob Brookmeyer Recorded Fall 1961 (Verve)
- 1961: Stan Getz Focus (Verve) – released in 1962
- 1962: Jackie Paris The Song Is Paris (Impulse!)
- 1962: Roland Kirk Domino (Mercury)
- 1962: Willis Jackson Bossa Nova Plus (Prestige)
- 1960–1962: Sonny Stitt Stitt in Orbit (Roost) – released in 1963
- 1962: McCoy Tyner Reaching Fourth (Impulse!) – released in 1963
- 1962: Ted Curson Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below (Prestige) – released in 1963
- 1961-1963: John Coltrane Impressions (Impulse!)
- 1961–1963: John Coltrane Newport '63 (Impulse!) – released in 1993
- 1963: Frank Wess Yo Ho! Poor You, Little Me (Prestige)
- 1963: Andrew Hill Black Fire (Blue Note) – released in 1964
- 1963: Andrew Hill Smokestack (Blue Note) – released in 1966
- 1963: Jackie McLean Destination... Out! (Blue Note) – released in 1964
- 1964: Jackie McLean It's Time! (Blue Note) – released in 1965
- 1961–1964: Jaki Byard Out Front! (Prestige) – released in 1965
- 1964: Jimmy Witherspoon) Blue Spoon (Prestige)
- 1966: Stan Getz The Stan Getz Quartet in Paris (Verve) – released in 1967
- 1966: Gary Burton Tennessee Firebird (RCA) – released in 1967
- 1966: Gary Burton Duster (RCA)
- 1966–1968: Stan Getz What the World Needs Now: Stan Getz Plays Burt Bacharach and Hal David (Verve)
- 1968: Archie Shepp The Way Ahead (Impulse!)
- 1968: Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Solid State)
- 1968: Jack DeJohnette The DeJohnette Complex (Milestone) – released in 1969
- 1969: Gary Burton Country Roads & Other Places (RCA)
- 1969: Leon Thomas Spirits Known and Unknown (Flying Dutchman) – released in 1970
- 1969: Oliver Nelson Black, Brown and Beautiful (Flying Dutchman) – released in 1970
- 1969: Clifford Jordan In the World (Strata-East) – released in 1972
- 1970: Leon Thomas The Leon Thomas Album (Flying Dutchman)
- 1971: Gato Barbieri Under Fire (Flying Dutchman) – released in 1973
- 1974: Dave Brubeck All The Things We Are (Atlantic) – released in 1976
- 1975: Duke Jordan Quartet Misty Thursday (SteepleChase) – released in 1976
- 1976: Duke Jordan Trio Live in Japan (SteepleChase) – released in 1977
- 1976: Duke Jordan Trio Flight to Japan (SteepleChase) – released in 1978
- 1976: Tommy Flanagan Trinity (Inner City) – released in 1980
- 1976: Warne Marsh How Deep, How High (Interplay) – released in 1980
- 1977: Mary Lou Williams A Grand Night For Swinging (High Note) – released in 2008
- 1977?: Nick Brignola Sextet with Pepper Adams Baritone Madness (Galaxy) – released in 1978
- 1978: Dizzy Reece Manhattan Project (Bee Hive)
- 1978: Dizzy Reece and Ted Curson Blowin' Away (Interplay)
- 1978: Johnny Griffin Birds and Ballads (Galaxy)
- 1978: Gary Burton Times Square (ECM)
- 1978: Alice Coltrane Transfiguration (Warner Bros.)
- 1978: Art Pepper Art Pepper Today (Galaxy)
- 1978: Sal Nistico Neo/Nistico (Bee Hive)
- 1978: Red Garland Equinox (Galaxy) – released in 1979
- 1978: Hank Jones Ain't Misbehavin' (Galaxy) – released in 1979
- 1978: Stanley Cowell Equipoise (Galaxy) – released in 1979
- 1978: Archie Shepp Lady Bird (Denon – released in 1979
- 1979: Ted Curson The Trio (Interplay)
- 1979: Joe Albany Bird Lives! (Interplay)
- 1981: Chick Corea Trio Music (ECM) – released in 1982
- 1983: Freddie Hubbard Sweet Return (Atlantic)
- 1984: Chick Corea Trio Music Live in Europe (ECM) – released in 1986
- 1987: McCoy Tyner Blues for Coltrane (Impulse!)
- 1987?: Michel Petrucciani) Michel plays Petrucciani (Blue Note)
- 1987: Chick Corea Live in Montreaux (GRP) – released in 1994
- 1989: Pat Metheny Question and Answer (Geffen – released in 1990
- 1994: Kenny Barron Wanton Spirit (Verve)
- 1995: Michel Petrucciani & Stephane Grappelli Flamingo (Dreyfus) – released in 1996
- 1996: Chick Corea Remembering Bud Powell (Stretch) – released in 1997. Grammy-nominated album.
- 2010: Sonny Rollins Road Shows vol. 2 (Doxy) – released in 2011
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