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Happy 87th Birthday, Mr Haynes!

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 March 2012 in People & Portrait.

I borrowed this image from Drummerworld - I wish I could claim it for myself, but I've got to be honest about this stuff.

It's just that I can NOT let this day go by without saluting and saying "Thank You" to Mr Roy Haynes, celebrating his 87th birthday today! And don't I hope I can look this good when I reach 87!! No wonder his band is called "The Fountain of Youth Band" !

Now, pretty much anyone who is a lover of jazz, a fan of drumming, or music, in general, knows this man, who is, in my view, the most energetic, prolific, dynamic, diversified, majestic, magnificent, rapid-firing, smooth-as-silk-with-the brushes, inspiring, amazing drummers ever to come along!

So Happy Birthday Mr Haynes - I love you sir!

Ladies and Gentlemen - please meet Meet Mr Roy Haynes:

From Wikipedia:
"Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925 in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts)[1] is an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting more than 60 years has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz. He has a highly expressive, personal style ("Snap Crackle" was a nickname given him in the 1950s) and is known to foster a deep engagement in his bandmates"

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire