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Marcus Gilmore (left) and Roy Haynes perform together in Washington, D.C., in 2009. Haynes' daughter is Gilmore's mother.
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February 6, 2013 The prodigious drummer Marcus Gilmore, 25, has been playing with the biggest names in jazz since he was a teenager. He's coming off a career year that saw him named the top rising star among jazz critics. It helps that his grandfather is Roy Haynes, one of the great pioneers of the drum kit.
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March 1, 2012 "My name is Roy Haynes and I'm the drummer. Give the drummer some!" Hear his band at Kennedy Center.
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Roy Haynes' new album, Roy-alty, comes out Sept. 13.
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September 4, 2011 At 86, the legendary drummer is an elder statesman with a youthful spirit and a crackling cymbal stroke. On his new album, Roy-alty, Haynes leads his Fountain of Youth quartet, with Roy Hargrove and Chick Corea making guest appearances.
June 9, 2011 The Late Show is having "Drum Solo Week." So CBS had the 85-year-old jazz legend come on the program. Here's video of his performance with his Fountain of Youth Band.
Miles Davis and the letter E.
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August 10, 2010 Summer is fading away and school days begin soon. Thinking of school naturally conjures up thoughts of teaching the alphabet: Wouldn't literacy education be more fun through jazz? Here's an A-through-E guide to a few jazz tunes.
March 6, 2008 New York City's heroes are traditionally celebrated way downtown, at City Hall Park. But at the J&R Music Festival, drum hero Roy Haynes leads the celebrations. Here, the octogenarian drives his Fountain of Youth band through a characteristically hard-driving set.
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December 21, 2007 For his holiday gift suggestions, critic Kevin Whitehead recommends a couple of smaller box sets by veteran bebop musicians, as well as some historical jazz on DVD.
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September 5, 2007 Fresh Air's jazz critic reviews two new CD reissues showcasing great jazz pianists: We Three, featuring the Tennessee-born pianist Phineas Newborn, and Everybody Digs Bill Evans. Both were recorded in the fall of 1958.
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April 29, 2005 Music journalist Ashley Kahn reports from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where legendary drummer Roy Haynes is taking the stage. In a month-long celebration of his 80th birthday, Haynes has been traveling and performing around the world.
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