Jaleel Shaw: What Are You Listening To? : A Blog Supreme We asked great jazz musicians what's been catching their ears lately. The alto saxophonist in Roy Haynes' band says he's been checking out his employer's recordings, including Haynes' 1963 stint in John Coltrane's quartet.
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Jaleel Shaw: What Are You Listening To?

Jaleel Shaw: What Are You Listening To?

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He writes:

Ever since I started playing with Roy Haynes, I've been paying even closer attention to his musical relationships with soloists and vocalists. Of course I've been learning a lot by playing with him, but I've also learned a great deal by listening to the great recordings Roy Haynes is featured on. "Impressions" on John Coltrane's live recording at Newport in '63 is the perfect example of the great musical connection John Coltrane and Roy Haynes had. Especially when McCoy Tyner and Reggie Workman lay out on Coltrane's solo, breaking it down to a duo with Roy. It's really special. Mr. Haynes always talks about how John Coltrane had an amazing sense of time. It's definitely evident here.

Jaleel Shaw is an alto saxophonist. He plays in Roy Haynes' current quartet, and his latest album is called Optimism. He wrote in recently via e-mail.

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Album
Newport '63
Artist
John Coltrane
Label
Impulse!
Released
1993

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