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Q:  Why start your own label, CornerStoreJazz, after all these years & relative success?

 

A:  Control over publishing, availability, production values, artistic vision, etc.  Let’s face it, internet publishing has changed the entire game and if you can own intellectual property you deem significant / important, why sell it to an intermediary?

In the long run of this download generation, one might as well minimize the strata between artist/creator/owner and one’s customer base — IF you can achieve acceptable, critical mass in the marketplace without major label distribution and advertising muscle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q:  Why didn’t you sell most your self-produced masters to your record labels when you originally signed?

 

A:  I literally couldn’t afford it.

I always felt like the majority of my self-produced music had a lasting value, and between the understandably low advances offered – which did not even cover my costs – and watching as other serious contemporary artists work was being swiftly removed from print, I generally chose to retain ownership.
I can’t count how many times over the years a more experienced artist or music business professional would tell me (in good faith) that I’d never be able to lease my recordings — and even if I could, it would be a mistake.  Well, now,  with the digital download reality and the shift to internet marketing, such “naive short sightedness” continues to seem like a sound approach and investment. 
Shortly, by 2014-15, nearly all of my back catalog will be once again available via CornerStoreJazz at philhaynes.com, Amazon, I-tunes, CD Baby, etc.  After all, it wasn’t as if we — my efforts + my various record companies —  ever approached market saturation with any of these titles.  Time always tells.  The perpetual problem is getting your product widely reviewed, advertised, heard, selected and of course then purchased.

Certainly, with the right offer from a blue chip label, I would once again long-term lease  or perhaps even sell off my self-produced masters.  Mostly, that’s a non-issue, as both as artists and leading business owners nearly always choose to collaborate on fresh projects of common vision – and that’s entirely a different question.  

When it comes to recording standards, arranging other composers works, performing with all-star ensembles, etc, it makes sense for both established labels and artists to work together from the outset to create new offerings jointly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CATALOG

 Steve Rudolph - Orchid and Burmese Bowl

Steve Rudolph

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ARTIST 


is one who has, over years of practice (and/or years of persistent undoing): 

created a thin, translucent window between inner and outer worlds; 
reestablished the translucency present at their beginning; 
shared life experience via selfless giving; 
accrued inner experience through some medium; 
developed a way where there’s little interference from the conscious mind.

~Anonymous

(former Bucknell student)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0051

PHIL HAYNES

CONTINUUM“The Passing”

w/ Mark Feldman, violin; David Kikoski, piano; Drew Gress, bass

— Originally released, 1991, Owl Time Lines 3819072

201? c&p CornerStoreJazz

[re-issue pending]

 

•  CSJ-0051

 Continuum

Violinist

Mark Feldman’s  jazz  debut

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0056

JIM YANDA

“Regional Cookin”

w/ Yanda, guitar; Drew Gress, bass

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

 

•  CSJ-0056

 Regional Cookin'

HOT & Swingin’

Honky-tonk power trio

 

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0061

PHIL HAYNES

“4 Horns & What?”

w/ Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Andy Laster, flute, alto/baritione saxophones; Paul Smoker, trumpet; Joe Daley, low brass

— Originally released, 1991, Open Minds 2402

2015 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[download pending]

•  CSJ-0061

 4 Horns & What

Audacious

Avant-quintet classic

 

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0066

PHIL HAYNES

4 HORNS & WHAT?: “4 Horn Lore”

w/ Andy Laster, flute, alto/baritone saxophones; Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Paul Smoker, trumpet; Herb Robertson, multi-brass

— Originally released, 1992, Open Minds 2413

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[download pending]

•  CSJ-0066

 4 Horn Lore

Revenge of . . . 

4 Horns & Holy Crap!

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0071

 GRESS / HAYNES / NARUNSKY

“A Couch in Brooklyn”

Piano trio w/ Micu Narunsky, piano; Drew Gress, bass

— Originally released, 1997, Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. I

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[download pending]

 

•  CSJ-0071

 A Couch in Brooklyn

Romantic,

late night classics

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0076

PHIL HAYNES & MICHAEL STEVENS

“Music for Piano & Percussion”

Duets w/ Stevens, pianist & co-composer

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[release/download pending]

•  CSJ-0076

ethanpiano16.1

1st recorded

spontaneous compositions

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0081

PHIL HAYNES

FREE COUNTRY: “Shenandoah”

w/ Hank Roberts, cello & voice; Jim Yanda, guitar; Drew Gress, bass

— Originally released, 1999, Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. 2

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[re-release pending]

•  CSJ-0081

Shenandoah

THE great

‘ Jazz-Grass’  string band

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0083

PHIL HAYNES

“Free Country”

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Hank Roberts, cello & voice; Drew Gress, bass

— Originally released, 2000, Premonition Records 6691 7 90744 2 9

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

•  CSJ-0083

 Free Country

Inspired

American debut release

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0086

PHIL HAYNES

“Sanctuary” 

~for WDR Berlin

Phil Haynes, solo drum set, found instruments, & hand percussion

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz 

[publish/download pending]

•  CSJ-0086

ethanayottes1

Solo

percussion  Zen

 

 

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0089

PHIL HAYNES

FREE COUNTRY: “The Way The West Was Won”

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Hank Roberts, cello/voice; Drew Gress, bass

— Originally released, 2012, Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. 4

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

•  CSJ-0089

 Cowboy Diplomacy

 The great

American triology, pt. II

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0092

ADAMS / STETZ & HAYNES

“A Jazz@Bucknell Holiday, Vol. 1″

w/ Steve Adams, piano; William Stetz, bass

201? c&p CornerStoreJazz

(unreleased)

•  CSJ-0092

Alone

 Adams/Stetz&Haynes,

local PA ‘cats

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0094

PHIL HAYNES

“A Jazz@Bucknell Holiday, Vol. 2″

w/ Averie Clark, vocals; Tim Warfield, saxophones; Steve Adams, piano & organ; William Stetz, bass

201? c&p CornerStoreJazz

(unreleased)

•  CSJ-0094

Alone

w/Tim Warfield

& vocalist Averie Clark

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0096

THE HAMMOND BROTHERS

“Organicity”

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Steve Adams, Hammond organ

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

•  CSJ-0096

 Organicity

Seared Jazz & Blues

Jam  Band

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0097

PHIL HAYNES

“Jazz, Glass & Moves REFRACTED

w/ Kelly Knox, dance; Clarence “Herb” Robertson, trumpets & found instruments; The Bucknell Interdisciplinary Improvisation Ensemble [BIIE]

2013/14 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[release/download pending]

•  CSJ-0097

J&M Ref.2

Spontaneous 

multi-media “ritual”  w/ dance

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0098

NICHOLAS  HORNER

“The Wells”

w/ Horner, vocals; Herb Robertson, trumpet(s)

2012 c&p CornerStoreJazz

•  CSJ-0098

 The Wells

Musical autobiography

via Fracking Crisis

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0099

HENDRICK MEURKENS

“A Jazz@Bucknell Holiday, 2011″

w/ Hendrick Meurkens, harmonica; Steve Rudolph, piano; Joshua Davis, bass

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz 

[release/download pending]

•  CSJ-0099

Alone

Holiday favorites by

Hendrick Meurkens & Steve Rudolph

 

 

 •  CSJ-0100

PHIL  HAYNES  /  PAUL SMOKER

“It Might Be Spring”

 Live duets w/Paul Smoker

 2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz / Alvas Records, AR 2104

 •  CSJ-0100

 It Might Be Spring

Alive classics  w/

trumpet maverick Paul Smoker

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0101

PHIL HAYNES

“The Code”

Duets w/ David Liebman, saxophones/wooden flutes/piano/percussion

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz 

•  CSJ-0101

The Code

Duo Zen

w/ master Liebman

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0103

PAT BIANCHI / PHIL HAYNES / TIM WARFIELD

“Project: Bianchi, Haynes & Warfield”

w/ Pat Bianchi, Hammond B-3; Tim Warfield, soprano & tenor sax

2014 c&p CornerStoreJazz

(unreleased)

•  CSJ-0103

0004

Handsome & romantic

live B-3 tenor trio

 

 

 

•  CSJ- LP- 0105

PHIL HAYNES

FREE COUNTRY LIVE: “SOMETHING Beatles”

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Hank Roberts, cello/voice; Drew Gress, bass

2014 c&p CornerStoreJazz  audiophile LP vinyl discs & download only

•  CSJ- LP- 0105

something_beatles_814_final2

2012, caught live

featuring 7 Beatles classics

 

 

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0106

PHIL HAYNES

NO FAST FOOD: “Workin’ It — Together”

w/ David Liebman, woodwinds; Drew Gress, bass

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz 

•  CSJ-0106

 No Fast Food

Masterful, powerful & fresh

art-jazz originals

 

 

 

 

•  CSJ – 0107+0108

PHIL HAYNES

NO FAST FOOD: “In Concert”

w/ David Liebman, woodwinds; Drew Gress, bass

Fall, 2014, c&p CornerStoreJazz

[unreleased]

•  CSJ – 0107+0108

nff_in_concert_cd1

Live,  complete

 two disc ‘festival’ set

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0109

PHIL HAYNES

“Prayers – REFRACTED

w/ Kelly Knox, dance; Clarence “Herb” Robertson, trumpets & found instruments; The Bucknell Interdisciplinary Improvisation Ensemble [BIIE]

2013 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[DVD release/download pending]

•  CSJ-0109

 J&M ref.17

Spontaneous, collective

refraction of originals

 

 

 

•  CSJ-0116

PHIL HAYNES

FREE COUNTRY (III): ” ’60 / ’69 “

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Hank Roberts, cello/voice; Drew Gress, bass

— Projected release, 2014, Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. 5

2014/15 c&p CornerStoreJazz

[recording pending]

•  CSJ-0116

Free Country

The American trilogy, pt. III

‘Beatles & beyond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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