Roy Haynes: The Roy Haynes Trio featuring Danilo Perez and John Patitucci
Amazingly, the studio tracks brim with every bit as much energy as the live ones. Highlights include the seldom-played "Shulie a Bop," a breathtaking scat showcase for Sarah Vaughan in the 50s; and Chick Corea’s "Folk Song," which Perez interprets with toned-down precision. Of the live cuts, the Miles/Bird classic "Sippin’ at Bells," played blindingly fast, is the showstopper. Monk receives a double salute with a playful reading of "Bright Mississippi" and an epic version of "Green Chimneys." Although some of these tunes have been in Haynes’s book for years, they’ve never sounded fresher.
Tracks: 1. Wail 2. Question and Answer 3. Shulie a Bop 4. Dear Old Stockholm 5. It's Easy to Remember 6. Folk Song 7. Sippin' at Bells 8. Bright Mississippi 9. Prelude to a Kiss 10. Green Chimneys
Record Label: Verve Music Group