Louis Hayes Quartet
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm
Only a handful of living drummers (Roy Haynes, Charli Persip, Jack DeJohnette quickly come to mind) can claim the world-class pedigree of the great Louis Hayes. Another scion from the motor city, Hayes was mentored by one of the true fathers of modern jazz drumming: Papa Joe Jones. Hayes three most notable associations are with Horace Silver’s Quintet, (1956–1959), the Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1959–1965), and the Oscar Peterson Trio (1965–1967). He was one of the most sought out drummers during jazz’s most fertile period. Hayes’ hard-swinging, in-the-pocket grooves (often with bassist Sam Jones) can be found on seminal recordings with Joe Henderson, Grant Green, McCoy Tyner and of course, four beautiful albums with sax giant, John Coltrane. Now in his mid-seventies, Hayes continues an active performance and recording schedule, including two tributes to Cannonball Adderley. For this concert he will appear with his New York-based Quartet.