Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud

Thelonious Monk, photo by Herb Snitzer

Roy Haynesí natural, boldly interactive style, combined with his clean ride-cymbal sound and high-pitched, metal snare drum make him one of the most in-demand bop drummers. From Pres to Bird to Trane to Chick, musicians have always sought out Haynes, who often left behind the traditional jazz drumming patterns for a more instinctive, nontraditional -- yet fundamentally bebop-oriented -- approach to jazz interaction. The near-perfect foil for Haynes was therefore Thelonious Monk, evidenced by their constant musical communication throughout this track. Haynesí solo is a classic example of basing a drum solo on the melody of the given tune.

October 27, 2007 · 0 comments


Previous Page | Next Page