Last time Graham Haynes was the guest on Deep Focus, it was to celebrate his father Roy Haynes’s stunning contributions to Charlie Parker’s performances at Birdland, That alone would have been enough to earn Roy a place in the history books. Now, how about Roy with another wildly different innovator making Jazz history at another musical landmark? So who was the drummer with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot? We’ll give you one guess! Bonus feature: recordings as rare as Trump apologies. Even Graham hasn’t heard them. Oh man, great stuff.
Graham Haynes on Deep Focus with Mitch Goldman tonight from 6pm to 9pm on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.