"HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ" PRESENTS
BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
DECEMBER 2, 2004
TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz," New York's longest running jazz series, is pleased to present 2004 Downbeat Hall of Fame Winner Roy Haynes along with the piano and guitar duo of Benny Green and Russell Malone and Be Bop vocal legend Bob Dorough Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 at 8PM.
Roy Haynes is one of the living legends of jazz, a national treasure of jazz drums, who at 79 is still wowing audiences and critics. He's played with Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Lennie Tristano, Stan Getz, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny to name a few in his long and illustrious career. As Fountain of Youth, his latest recording (Dreyfus jazz), so exuberantly captures, Roy Haynes is one of the seven wonders of modern jazz," Dan Ouellette wrote in Billboard. And the LA Time's Don Heckman felt that the title is right on target. Haynes plays with the same sort of brisk vitality that characterized his work with Charlie Parker more than 50 years ago." Russ Musto wrote in the All About Jazz newspaper that the recording is perhaps the best, most representative documentation of his increasingly important role as a leader."
One of the hottest duos on the jazz scene, Benny Green (piano) and Russell Malone (guitar), will make its Highlights in Jazz" debut. Green is regarded as one of the young lions on the current piano jazz scene. While still in his teens, he played with Joe Henderson and Woody Shaw, then solidified his reputation in the 1980s via gigs with Betty Carter and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He spent the following decade balancing his time between leading his own trio and playing in the Ray Brown Trio.
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