nff_in_concert_cd1

Nicholas Horner, original cover art

 

as  a  LEADER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991

CONTINUUM: The Passing”

w/ Mark Feldman, violin; David Kikoski, piano; Drew Gress, bass
Owl Time Lines 3819072

primary source originals.

Continuum

 virtuoso violinist Mark Feldman’s jazz debut.

 

 

I listened to the music of Phillip Haynes with pleasure.   It has character, it communicates thoughtfulness, and very evident are long intricate and compelling lines of musical discourse.   It is music written for the ear but finely molded by a highly developed musical intelligence . . . The performance throughout is highly professional and I believe will delight listeners.

Lorin Maazel, conductor 

New York Philharmonic

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991

• “4 Horns & What?”

w/ Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone; Andy Laster, flute, alto/baritone
saxophones; Paul Smoker, trumpet; Joe Daley, low brass
Open Minds 2402

4 Horns & WHO?

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me!!

 

The group [4 Horns & What?]. . . used neither a bassist nor a pianist, and either would have destroyed the debut of an extremely promising band . . . an ideal band.

- Peter Watrous

The New York Times

 

 

 

 

1992 

•  “4 Horn Lore”

w/ Andy Laster, flute, alto/baritone saxophones; Ellery Eskelin, tenor
saxophone; Paul Smoker, trumpet; Herb Robertson, multi-brass
Open Minds 2413

 

 

4 Horns & HELLO!?!

4 Horn Lore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

audacious & iconic.

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to displaying as much taste as another drummer named [Roy] Haynes, Phil turns in such varied and colorful scores that nothing here sounds like a percussion concerto, except the gorgeous “Ballad for Heike,” which is supposed to. A

- Francis Davis

The Village Voice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

piano trio standards

A Couch in Brooklyn

1st Edition.

1997

•  “A Couch in Brooklyn”

w/ Micu Narunsky, piano; Drew Gress, bass
Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. I

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Venture’s Drew Gress & Phil Haynes comprise one of the most important rhythm teams since Dave Holland & Jack Dejohnette.

~  Hans Wendl 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998 

•  “Live Insurgency” — Set I

w/ Jeff Palmer, Hammond B-3 organ; Paul Smoker, trumpet
Soul Note 121302

 

live at the ‘old’ Knitting Factory.  

Live at the Knitting Factory

trumpet & organ now that’s a sound!

•  “Live Insurgency” –  Set II

w/ Jeff Palmer, Hammond B-3 organ; Paul Smoker, trumpet
Soul Note, release pending

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Haynes not only proved worthy of the [solo] opportunities accorded him, [his] sharply contrasting tunes ranked among the evening’s highlights.

 ~ Mike Joyce 

The Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

complete original suite

Shenandoah

Free Country, vol. I

1st edition

1999

• FREE COUNTRY: Shenandoah”

w/ Hank Roberts, cello & voice; Jim Yanda, guitar; Drew Gress, bass
Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. 2

 

2000  

•  “Free Country”

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Hank Roberts, cello & voice; Drew Gress, bass
Premonition Records 6691 7 90744 2 9

 No question about it:

The finest jazz-grass of ‘em all.

phil haynes

US release, Premonition Records

 

 

 

 

“Phil Haynes is a well-known drummer who has performed with the creme de la creme of modern jazz stylists . . .

Wonderfully recorded direct-to-stereo, sans amplification, Haynes and his cohorts extend . . . concepts actualized by guitarist Bill Frisell . . .

Throughout, Haynes & Free Country breathe new life into American heritage and traditionalism with this joyous and to a greater extent, ingenious and immaculately executed outing.”

~ Stef 

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

 

 

 

 

2012

•  “The Way the West was Won”

w/ Jim Yanda, guitar; Hank Roberts, cello/voice; Drew Gress, bass
Maisberger & Partner, Limited First Edition, Vol. 3
CornerStoreJazz

manifest destiny,

Cowboy Diplomacy 

America?

 

 Phil:

It’s the American Opera.  Our past century’s campfire sing-alongs.  It’s our nation, growing up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

•  “The Code”

w/ David Liebman, saxophones/wooden flutes/piano/percussion
CornerStoreJazz 0101

  2 hours & done!

thecode

 the Liebman duets.

 

 

 

Lieb:  

I  NEVER made a duo record with a drummer like that before, that’s for SURE.

Phil:

‘Yo — I would hope NOT!!!

Lieb:

Even ten years ago YOU KNOW we’d have filled every space RIGHT UP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

essential originals

no-fast-food

w/ Gress & Liebman   ’nuff said.

2013

• NO FAST FOOD: Workin’ It — Together”

w/ Drew Gress, bass; David Liebman, woodwinds
CornerStoreJazz 0106

 

 

 

 

There’s a lot to be said for youthful energy and new ideas . . .  from my perspective as a listener, there are certainly those musicians whose most creative work happens earlier rather than later in their careers . . .

What I find most satisfying is the music of seasoned musicians who individually bring a lifetime of experience to their work and who in groups, bring a level of communication that reflects many, many years together.  That is definitely the case with this . . .

~ Jim Lanior

Moers Festival

 

 

 

 

 

2013

• THE HAMMOND BROTHERS: “Organicity”

w/Jim Yanda, guitar, and guest organist/composer Steve Adams
CornerStoreJazz 0096

the Pennsyltucky jam band

The Hammond Bros.

takin’ NO prisoners.

 

“The rural grit of this modern territory band unmistakably both lauds and extends the great Hammond Organ lineage.”      

~ CornerStoreJazz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

essential originals

nff_in_concert_cd1

the definitive Haynes trio.

2014

NO FAST FOOD: “In  Concert

w/ Drew Gress, bass; David Liebman, woodwinds
CornerStoreJazz 0107/08

 

 

 

“A two disc set of all original material from drummer Haynes that evolves into ongoing lyrical conversations . . .  creates, deconstructs and reassembles tunes at will.  Dynamics move with an almost spatial grandeur . . . They just don’t make them like this anymore! 

Ridiculously good  — one of the two best trios since the legendary Elvin Jones trio.  

*  *  *  *  *   “

~ Brent Black 

www.criticaljazz.com

 

 

 

 

 

2014 

•  Sanctuary”

for WDR Berlin
Phil Haynes, solo drum set, found instruments, & hand percussion
CornerStoreJazz 0085
[release pending]

winning new music,                        

solo
solo.

 

 

 

“Remarkable is Phil Haynes: just like Jack DeJohnette or Bob Moses he is broadening the beat by means of a significantly melodic component. You don’t have to be a prophet to foresee a great future . . .”

~ Heinrich Oehmsen 

Szene, Hamburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

“Prayers” — REFRACTED

DVD w/ Nicholas Horner, baritone voice; Kelly Knox, dance; Herb Robertson, brass
CornerStoreJazz 0109
[release pending]

  multi-media

  spontaneously staged

  – anywhere!

Kelly Knox w/REFRACTED

movin’ Kelly Knox —- REFRACTED

2014

Jazz, Moves & Glass” — REFRACTED

w/ Nicholas Horner, baritone voice; Kelly Knox, dance; Herb Robertson, brass
CornerStoreJazz 0109
[release pending]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  No Fast Food – In Concert: Nicholas Horner, original cover art 

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