Roy Haynes
Kozmigroov Albums
Senyah [Mainstream, 1972]
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Senyah - A real standout in the career of drummer Roy Haynes -- and a sweet set of spiritual jazz from the 70s, unlike most other albums that Haynes ever cut! The lineup here is totally great -- with George Adams on tenor, Marvin Peterson on trumpet, and Roland Prince on guitar -- and the set has a slightly electric groove that blends beautifully with the soaring acoustic solo work by the main players -- in a style that's strongly reminiscent of the best work on Strata East, Black Jazz, or Muse at the time! This album's definitely one of the few times that Mainstream really got things "right" in the studio -- and Haynes is superb at the helm of the group, making things come off with a great sense of exploratory creativity!