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Roy Haynes & Fountain of Youth Quartet at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Roy Haynes & Fountain of Youth Quartet
(Roy Haynes Web Page)
Roy Haynes on drums
Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone
Martin Bejerano on piano
David Wong on bass
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street
(Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website)
Todd Barkan, Artistic Administrator
Scott Thompson, Press

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 19, 2007

In a lovely moment tonight, Roy Haynes’ Fountain of Youth Quartet played “Happy Birthday” to Haynes’ daughter, and a cake with candles suddenly appeared. This moment was symbolic of the warm mood and feeling that wrapped the second set tonight of this engaging, eclectic band. Haynes and Jaleel Shaw led the opening piece with powerful presence and a seamless waterfall on Martin Bejerano’s Steinway. This music was immediately scintillating and smooth. The second piece was even mellower, with a hint of marching swing. Shaw’s riff was joined by David Wong on bass, and, during the birthday celebration, Haynes offered anecdotes about the day Billy Holiday died. The soft mood switched suddenly, as the next piece was exotic and over the top. Shaw brought his sax to new heights, followed by Bejerano’s spicing up of the theme and winding it into new inventions.

Bejerano is an artist to watch, as his steady syncopation merged beautifully with Haynes’ drums and Wong’s bass. Shaw ended this piece, fusing a soft brass background to Bejerano’s very long riff. Next, Bejerano took a melodic swing theme to jazzy interpretation, with Haynes’ long drum riff, powerful and playful, in a Miles Davis mood. The theme fueled the sax, with two interchanging notes, and the Club was pumped dynamically with Haynes’ metal momentum for a bravura finale. Check the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website for future dates and artists.

Roy Haynes Quartet
Photo courtesy of Carolyn Appel (JALC)

Roy Haynes Quartet
Photo courtesy of Carolyn Appel (JALC)

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