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Eric in The Evening; Roy Haynes

Part of From the Vault. Part of Eric Jackson's Radio Legacy.


Roy Haynes Interview Highlights: Roy Haynes mentions his early professional years in Boston. Roy Haynes comments on his sons who are musicians: Craig, a percussionist and Graham, a trumpeter. Roy Haynes reflects on his recordings with Chick Corea. Roy Haynes reflects on one of his experiences while performing with Charlie Parker in 1950. Roy Haynes reflects on his time performing with Lester Young aka ‘Prez’ in the mid 1940’s. Roy Haynes reflects on leading a band with Sonny Rollins and his time with Sarah Vaughn. Roy Haynes reflects on the unauthorized use of wire recorders to capture Charlie Parker performances. Roy Haynes provides reflections on his filling in with John Coltrane. (Editor’s note: Recording captures interview in progress. Eric and Roy are discussing Haynes new cd at the time, titled Homecoming.) Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Leonard Brown. Beginning in 1969, Eric Jackson hosted multiple jazz radio shows airing from various Boston based radio stations. He moved to WGBH in 1977 as host for “Artists in the Night”. In 1981, Eric created his own show, “Eric in the Evening”, which now airs on WGBH radio.

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Eric in the Evening debuted in 1981 with host Eric Jackson, a Boston jazz radio legend. The program features the best in jazz, in-depth looks at great artists, live interviews, and performances from the WGBH studios. Jackson's personal, mellow manner of presentation quickly made him one of WGBH's most popular personalities, interviewing and hosting live performances with a rich roster of talent from Wynton Marsalis to Ornette Coleman to Dizzy Gillespie.

In 2012 Eric Jackson received the Duke Dubois Humanitarian Award from JazzWeek, a recognition of his commitment to jazz, jazz radio, jazz education and generous service to the jazz community. Series release date: 1981



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Jackson, Eric
Haynes, Roy
Jazz Musicians
Jazz Radio Programs
Music Industry
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