Phil Haynes

Adjunct Artist Affiliate in Music - Drums, Improvisation

About Phil Haynes

A veteran New York artist, featured on more than 50 CDs released by numerous American and European record labels, Phil Haynes is one of the leading jazz percussionist/composers of his generation. His debut, The Paul Smoker Trio's QB with Anthony Braxton, was named the #1 recording of 1985 by esteemed critic Kevin Whitehead. The international media have compared his drumming to masters Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones, and his compositions to Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Teaching Interests

  • Jazz Percussion

Activities and Other Interests

In addition to the critically acclaimed three recordings for Enja Records by the composer's collective, Joint Venture, Haynes' diverse and distinctive dozen recordings as a leader include: Continuum (violinist Mark Feldman's jazz debut); the ground breaking and iconic ensemble 4 Horns What?; his recording of jazz standards, A Couch in Brooklyn(featuring Israeli pianist Micu Narununsky and bassist Drew Gress); The Hammond Insurgency with B-3 organ artist Jeff Palmer; Free Country's trilogy of Americana with cellist/vocalist Hank Roberts, as well as his singular solo drum-set recording entitled Sanctuary.

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