Thursday, August 13, 2015

Daily best music in the world: Roy Haynes Hip Ensemble

This is a nearly forgotten early fusion project by Roy Haynes: Roy Haynes Hip Ensemble. I read about the group in the Jack Dejohnette/Charlie Perry book, and was lucky enough to find a banged up used copy of the album at House Of Records in Eugene when I was in school.

Scott K. Fish says Roy was playing Ludwig Vistalites at this point. He's playing a flat ride, too, which may or may not be the famous cymbal from Chick Corea's Now He Sings, Now He Sobs— I thought he gave that cymbal to Chick after the recording. There's an ongoing conversation about that here.

A couple of more tracks from this album after the break.

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