Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Roy Haynes

The beautiful, awesome, and always well-dressed Roy Haynes turns 84 today (March 13). This picture is from his 79th birthday at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul. We have more recent pictures (for example, from his appearance at the Dakota last year) but I like this one of Roy as pensive, silk-clad mandarin. Read more about him at and check out the 12 essential Haynes recordings Eric Novod recommends. Then buy yourself a present in honor of the great man's birthday: A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story box set with DVD.

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