Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

by Roy Haynes


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Fountain of Youth might be quite a cocky title, but when you're in your late 70s and you play as well as drummer Roy Haynes does, you can afford to brag a bit. Haynes, now in his seventh decade as a professional jazz musician, really is a wonder, and on this live album (recoded in New York in 2002) he displays his inimitable art to the fullest. Leading a quartet manned by considerably younger players, including the fine saxophonist Marcus Strickland and the very promising pianist Martin BeJerano, Haynes displays his subtle and utterly personal approach to jazz drumming. He’s got such a beautiful touch on the cymbals and employs his snare and bass drum with such unerring rightness that you can listen just to him for a delightful time. But that would preclude your enjoyment of the striking group interplay, which is the raison d'être of Haynes's open-eared approach. He spurs his players on while they send energy back to him -- it’s a thrilling sharing of duties. The band’s repertoire also deserves kudos with its balance of standards (“Remember,“ “Summer Nights”) and jazz favorites (including Monk’s “Twinkle Tinkle, “ “Ask Me Now,” and “Green Chimneys” and Oliver Nelson’s “Butch and Butch”), as well as Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer,” Dave Kikoski’s “Inner Trust,” and an appealing arrangement of “Greensleeves.”

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
Label: Dreyfus
UPC: 0764911666327
catalogNumber: 36663
Rank: 264295

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Haynes   Primary Artist,Drums
Marcus Strickland   Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Martin Bejerano   Piano
John Sullivan   Bass

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Oliver Nelson   Composer
Dave Kikoski   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Roy Haynes   Arranger,Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
David Ruffo   Engineer
Douglas Yoel   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Dena Katz   Photo Assistance
Paul Bagan   Live Sound
Brian Bloom   Photo Assistance
David Castagna   Photo Assistance
Jane Chun   Photo Assistance
Tatsuya Koeda   Photo Assistance
Christopher Kornmann   Art Direction

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