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Bert Breton, Nov. 23, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18th, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall presented modernist jazz veteran, drummer Roy Haynes, whose A-List credits begin with Lester Young and Charlie Parker in late 1940s New York. Haynes’ drumming was supported by Peter King’s hard edged and flowing saxophone.

Haynes, born in 1925, calls his sax-fronted quartet The Fountain of Youth Band and, judging by his introductory frolics, in the video taken by an audience member below, he had just drunk copious draughts.

Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting more than 60 years. And he is still going strong.

Bert Breton

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