Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)
Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)
Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)
Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)
Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)
Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)

Roy Haynes – Love Letters (Japanese edition)

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Drums – Roy Haynes [click here to see more vinyl featuring Roy Haynes]

Guitar – John Scofield (A2-3, B1) [click here to see more vinyl featuring John Scofield]

Bass – Christian McBride (A1, B2-3), Dave Holland (A2-3, B1)

Piano – Kenny Barron (A1, B2-3), David Kikoski (A2)

Tenor Saxophone – Joshua Redman (A1, B3)

Written by Irving Berlin (A1), Benny Goodman (A2), Edgar Sampson (A2), Edward Heyman (A3), Victor Young (A3), Mongo Santamaria (B1), Irving Berlin (B2), Johnny Mercer (B3)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : unspecified

Label : Eighty-Eight's

Original Label : Eighty-Eight's

Recorded May 23 & 24, 2002 at Avatar Studios, New York City

Recorded by David Baker

Produced by Roy Haynes, Yasohachi "88" Itoh, Kyoko Aikawa

Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu at JVC Mastering Center

Art Direction, Design – Keiji Uyeda

Design by Hiroko Umezawa

Liner notes by Yohzo Iwanami

Photography by John Abbott and Kazumi Kurigami (cover)

Originally released in 2002



Side A:

  1. The Best Thing For You
  2. Stompin' At The Savoy
  3. Love Letters

Side B:

  1. Afro Blue
  2. How Deep Is The Ocean
  3. My Shining Hour


                                Voted one of the Top 10 jazz albums of 2003 by The New Yorker



                                “Originally released in Japan on producer Yasohachi Itoh's 88 label, Columbia has licensed several titles from the audiophile label, including this one from veteran hard bop/new thing drummer Roy Haynes. Love Letters gathers an all-star roster, including pianists Kenny Barron and David Kikoski, bassists Dave Holland and Christian McBride, tenor player Joshua Redman, and guitarist John Scofield for a thoroughly solid set of standards. Even as he approaches his eighth decade, Haynes continues to display the drive that has made him an in-demand timekeeper since his tenure with Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. It's evident throughout the entire album, from the rock-ist suggestions of Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue" to the poignant take on Horace Silver's "Que Pasa." All of the groupings have their shining moments, but Haynes with Holland and Scofield is a combination that demands to be documented further. Recommended.” AllMusic Review by Wade Kergan


                                Ratings :

                                AllMusic : 4 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.86 / 5

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