No Energy Crisis: Hard-Bop Icon Louis Hayes Still Brings the Heat

The pandemic has weighed heavily on the mind of Louis Hayes. It’s no accident that the 84-year-old drummer and session vet named his recent quintet album Crisis (Savant), nor that it contains tunes titled “Creeping Crud” and “Oxygen.” However, he says, a lovely read of “I’m Afraid the Masquerade Is Over,” movingly sung by Camille

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