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Roy Haynes

dr, *1925 US, Boston
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Roy Owen Haynes Joe Hanes

Roy Owen Haynes (born on March 13, 1925, in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Haynes 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. Haynes went on to work with more experimental musicians, like saxophonists John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy, or pianists Chick Corea and Andrew Hill. Haynes has recorded or performed with Gary Burton, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Grimes, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Pat Metheny, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Horace Tapscott and many others. He has also led his own groups, some performing under the name Hip Ensemble. His most recent recordings as a leader are Fountain of Youth and Whereas, both of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award. Well into late 2008, Haynes was still continuing to perform worldwide and on December 22, 2010, he was named a recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Haynes received the award at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2011. His son Craig Haynes is a drummer with the Sun Ra Arkestra, his son Graham Haynes is a cornetist, and his grandson Marcus Gilmore and nephew Christopher Haynes are both drummers.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Question And Answer on Like Minds by Various Artists
Elucidation on Like Minds by Various Artists
Like Minds on Like Minds by Various Artists
Windows on Like Minds by Various Artists
Country Roads on Like Minds by Various Artists
Reflection on We Three by Roy Haynes, Phineas Newborn Jr. & Paul Chambers
Sugar Ray on We Three by Roy Haynes, Phineas Newborn Jr. & Paul Chambers
For A Thousand Years on Like Minds by Various Artists
Soon on Like Minds by Various Artists
Futures on Like Minds by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
Eight Classic AlbumsRoy Haynes2015Compil.
The Quintessence. New York - Paris (1949-1960)Roy Haynes2013Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusRoy Haynes2013Compil.
Roy-AltyRoy Haynes2011Album
The IslandRoy Haynes2007Album
A Life In Time (The Roy Haynes Story)Roy Haynes2007Compil.
WhereasRoy Haynes2006Album
Roaring HaynesRoy Haynes2006Compil.
Quiet FireRoy Haynes2004Compil.
Fountain Of YouthRoy Haynes2004Album
Love LettersRoy Haynes2002Album
Birds Of A Feather: A Tribute To Charlie ParkerRoy Haynes2001Album
Like MindsGary Burton • Chick Corea • Pat Metheny • Roy Haynes • Dave Holland1998Album
PraiseRoy Haynes1998Album
FlamingoStéphane Grappelli - Michel Petrucciani, Roy Haynes, George Mraz1996Album
FlamingoStéphane Grappelli - Michel Petrucciani, Roy Haynes, George Mraz1996Album
My Shining HourRoy Haynes With Thomas Clausen's Jazzparticipants Featuring Tomas Franck, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1995Album
Live In MontreuxChick Corea, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Gary Peacock1994Album
Wanton SpiritKenny Barron with Roy Haynes and Charlie Haden1994Album
HomecomingRoy Haynes1994Album
Te-Vou !Roy Haynes1994Album
Sassy - 1950-1954Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown, Paul Quinichette, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, Budd Johnson, Jimmy Jones, Joe Benjamin, Roy Haynes1993Compil.
Royal Roost Sessions With Ray Brown Trio & QuintetElla Fitzgerald With Ray Brown Trio & Ray Brown Quintet Featuring Charlie Smith, Hank Jones, Kai Winding, Allen Eager Plus Lester Young, Brew Moore, Roy Haynes1993Album
At The Five Spot Cafe, New York City, August 1958Thelonious Monk & Johnny Griffin With Ahmed Abdul-Malik And Roy Haynes1992Compil.
Transatlantic MeetingsRoy Haynes / Henri Renaud & Kenny Clarke / Martial Solal1992Compil.
EncountersMark Isaacs, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes1990Album
Question And AnswerPat Metheny, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Power Station1990Album
Change Of Heart / Three Flights UpPat Metheny W/ Dave Holland & Roy Haynes1990Single
Live At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Volume TwoHampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes1989Album
A Tribute To John Coltrane / Blues For ColtraneMcCoy Tyner / Pharoah Sanders / David Murray / Cecil McBee / Roy Haynes1988Album
Trio Music, Live In EuropeChick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Roy Haynes1986Album
True Or FalseRoy Haynes1986Album
Dedicated To Charlie ParkerDizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, John Lewis, David Williams, Roy Haynes1985Album
DreamToshiyuki Honda, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Roy Haynes1984Album
Newport Jazz Festival 1972 Volume IB.B. King Special Guest Artists Kenny Burrell, Roy Haynes, Joe Newman, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry1982Compil.
Trio MusicChick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Roy Haynes1982Album
Music For Violin & Jazz QuartetNY5, Michał Urbaniak, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ted Dunbar1981Album
Live At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Volume OneHampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes1981Album
VistaliteRoy Haynes1979Album
Thank You Thank YouRoy Haynes1977Album
Jazz A Confronto 29Roy Haynes1976Album
Sugar RoyRoy Haynes1976Album
TogyuRoy Haynes1975Album
BootyBlue Mitchell, Roy Haynes, Charles Kynard, Charles Williams1974Album
New Port Jazz Festival JapanJoe Newman, Art Farmer, Illinois Jacquet, James Moody, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Jack Six, Roy Haynes1974Album
SenyahRoy Haynes1972Album
Hip EnsembleRoy Haynes1971Album
Groovin' With My Soul BrotherRoy Haynes1968Album
PeopleRoy Haynes1964Album
Cracklin'Roy Haynes With Booker Ervin1963Album
Honey DewRoy Haynes1963Single
Reaching FourthMcCoy Tyner Trio With Roy Haynes And Henry Grimes1963Album
CymbalismRoy Haynes1963Album
The Blues And The Abstract TruthBill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Album
We ThreeRoy Haynes With Phineas Newborn Jr., Paul Chambers1959Album
Bird At St. Nick's - Volume 1Charlie Parker, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Red Rodney And Tommy Potter1957Single
Bird At St. Nick's - Volume 2Charlie Parker, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Red Rodney And Tommy Potter1957Single
Roy Haynes Modern GroupRoy Haynes1955Album
Jazz AbroadRoy Haynes And Quincy Jones1955Album
Busman's HolidayRoy Haynes1954Album
Swingin' With Roy Haynes Vol. 2Roy Haynes1954Single
Swingin' With Roy Haynes Vol. 1Roy Haynes1954Single
Busman's HolidayRoy Haynes1954Single
Roy Haynes in SwedenRoy Haynes1954Single
Americans In Sweden Vol. 3Roy HaynesSingle
They Laughed When I Sat Down To Play...Tyree Glenn, Seldon Powell, George Duvivier, Roy Haynes, Mal WaldronAlbum
Americans In Sweden Vol. 2Roy HaynesSingle
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