The hell with Ponce De Leon, Roy Haynes is the guy you want to hang out with if you're looking for that elusive elixir of rejuvenation. His distinctive, elastic brand of hard swing is still lithe, limber, and crackling with joyful energy some 60 years after he launched a career that helped define modern jazz. Haynes introduced his own rhythmic innovations—immortalized shorthand by his nickname, Snap Crackle—as he manned the skins for an astounding panoply of jazz icons: Bird, Prez, Bud Powell, Miles, Louis Armstrong, Monk, Diz, Trane, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy. Much of that history is captured on Dreyfus's wonderful... More >>>