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A kaleidoscopic improv of a memoir, Chasing the Masters is one international insider’s journey to discover their artistic potential. A foundational read for any aspiring artist, educator, historian, critic, or music lover. Here, Haynes offers up his reflections on more than a half-century of musical life: stories from onstage and backstage, letters, lyrics, reviews, thought-provoking quotes, poetry, illuminating audio tracks, and above all insights on what it means to live a life in the contemporary jazz tradition.
“Phil Haynes has established a reputation as one of the top drummers and composers of his generation.” ~ JAZZed
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A 25-year veteran New York based artist currently teaching at Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University, Phil Haynes is featured on more than 85 LP, DVD and CD releases by numerous American and European record labels. The international media have compared his drumming to masters Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones, and his 60+ diverse published compositions to Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. His recording credentials include many of the seminal musicians of this generation: saxophonists Anthony Braxton, Ellery Eskelin, and David Liebman; trumpeters Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, and Paul Smoker; bassists Mark Dresser, Ken Filiano, and Drew Gress; keyboard artists David Kikoski, Denman Maroney, and Michelle Rosewoman; vocalists Theo Bleckman, Nicholas Horner, and Hank Roberts; violinist Mark Feldman, and the composers collective Joint Venture. Current Haynes touring ensembles include his: definitive saxophone trio, No Fast Food, featuring NEA jazz master David Liebman; romantic jazz-grass string band, Free Country, featuring vocalist/cellist Hank Roberts; Three Shamans, with trumpeter Herb Robertson & bassist Ken Filiano; plus the romantic piano trio, Day Dream, a cooperative with Yamaha artist Steve Rudolph and Drew Gress. www.philhaynes.com
CTM: “A LIFE IMPROVISED” – listening companion (publish pending): https://philhaynesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-masters
AMAZON ON DEMAND coming soon in hardbound + ebook format (2023, publish pending):
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