TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the March 2011 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
A 1962 set from the Roy Haynes Quartet – which, at the time, consisted of
Haynes, Henry Grimes on bass, Tommy Flanagan on piano and Roland Kirk on saxes,
manzello, stritch and flutes. The album is a delightful mix of technique in
arrangement and performance, with all of the musicians delivering terrific work
– Haynes' drumming is absolutely wonderful here, lightly dancing around the
other instruments. Flanagan's piano playing is equally light and delicate, and
Grimes' bass work is outstanding. There's not much that can be said about Kirk's
sax and flute work that hasn't already been said a hundred times.
"Haynes' drums crackle throughout - his nickname was Snap Crackle - and Van Gelder (who engineered each of these sessions) captured every nuance of tone, texture, color, air, dynamics, and presence in the room. Flanagan's piano and Grimes' bass are subtly woven into the overall flow of each tune, as opposed to standing out in any way, and Kirk's extraordinary array of kaleidoscopically colored instruments is beautifully captured. - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, March 2011
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Original Impulse Label Recording
Roy Haynes, drums
Henry Grimes, bass
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, flute, percussion, tenor saxophone
1. Moon Ray
2. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
4. Snap Crackle
5. If I Should Lose You
6. Long Wharf
7. Some Other Spring