Roy Haynes & Booker Ervin



  • Release Date: 23 Jun 1994
  • OJCCD-818-2

Roy Haynes, one of the most important yet still underrated drummers in jazz history, did not begin to receive even a portion of the credit due his polyrhythmic style until he began leading bands in the early Sixties like the quartet heard on this album. Not only did his role at the head of a band focus attention on Haynes's complex and responsive percussion work, it also displayed his knack for pacing, contrast, and putting together dynamite personnel. Booker Ervin and Ronnie Mathews contribu… MORE


Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song… More