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recent musical adventures ....


"Complicated Day" by Roy Nathanson's Sotto Voce at NDR Jazz

Posted by Roy Nathanson's Sotto Voce on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ISWHAT?! ...

ISWHAT?! playing "DIG" for the children of Mulberry Elementary

Posted by ISWHAT?! on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Nina's "Sinnerman" at a gallery show in Cincy

Sinnerman ~ by Tatsuya Nakata , Brent Olds , Michael McIntire & Napoleon Maddox

Posted by Napoleon Maddox aka NapoleonSolo on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

we are proud to welcome Graham Haynes to Cincinnati, May 23rd

May 23 at Woodward Theater w/ Graham Haynes

RxW (Raised by Wolves)
Deconstruction Period w/ special guest Graham Haynes (NYC)

Graham Haynes
bio & discography:

Regarded as an innovator on cornet and flugelhorn, an extraordinary composer, and an emerging force in contemporary electronic music and world music, Graham Haynes has redefined and deconstructed that genre we still call "jazz".

Graham Haynes was born in 1960 and raised in Hollis , Queens , NY.
He is the son of jazz legend Roy Haynes .
His two years at Queens College (1978-1980) studying composition, harmony and theory spurred his interest in classical and electronic music (Robert Moog was professor of electronic music at the time). Haynes became a disciplined student , studying privately with Gillespie alumnus Dave Burns while playing in the Pentecostal church.
In1979 he met alto saxophonist Steve Coleman. They formed a band called Five Elements, which launched the M-Base collective, an influential group of NY improvisers. Haynes spent much of the 1980's collaborating with Coleman and Cassandra Wilson. In the late 1980's he formed his own ensemble, Graham Haynes and No Image, and was a mainstay of the New York downtown music scene of that time. In 1989 he recorded his first album as a leader, What Time It Be ?

During the late 1980's Haynes immersed himself in a wide range of African, Arabic and South Asian music which prompted his move to Paris in 1990. There he recorded Nocturne Parisienne and The Griots Footsteps, for French Polygram records.

Haynes spent the next three years studying and performing with masters of African and Asian music, occasionally returning to NY to work with artists such as Ed Blackwell, George Russell, Uri Cain and David Murray among others. In 1993, Haynes moved back to New York City, where he began investigating sampling and hip hop music. The album Transition came out of this investigation. His next project, Tones for The Twenty-First Century, combined sound effects, textures, drones, and samples , layered over Haynes electronically manipulated horn.

Since 2000 Haynes worked as composer and music director on the following multimedia projects:

Electric Church ,an ongoing multimedia event series he created and curated at Walker Stage NYC.
Sights and Sounds, multimedia collaboration with visual artists at the Bronx River Arts Center (2000).
Afrofuturistic, with writer Tracie Morris, presented at the Kitchen (2003).
A Cruel New World, a dance work by choreographer Donald Byrd, performed by the Spectrum Dance Theatre in Seattle,WA (2003)
Improvizions with choreographer Roxanne Butterfly (2005)
51st Dream State multimedia project by Sekou Sundiata (2006).
Speak in Tones an ongoing Jam session at Walker Stage Tribeca NYC
The Greatest a dance work by chroreographer Peggy Choy (2010)

in 2003 Haynes composed score for Flag Wars, a film funded by PBS. During 2004-2005 he composed and produced original soundtrack for the film The Promise by Maria Norman.

Throughout his musical career Graham Haynes has brought together different musical traditions from Africa , Asia and Arabic countries. He has been a perennial guest at the Gnawa Trance Music Festival in Morocco.

Graham Haynes has received the following grants:
National Endowment for the Arts Study Fellowship (1979)
Meet The Composer Grant to compose and perform original music with No Image group at aJam'88
Meet The Composer Grant to compose original music for Afrofuturistic
Haynes was nominated twice for Alpert Award in (2000) and (2003)

Graham Haynes has recorded fifteen critically acclaimed CD's as a leader and countless CD's as a side person with such artists as Steve Coleman, Roy Haynes, Ed Blackwell, Abbey Lincoln, Cassandra Wilson .
Since 2013 Haynes has been a member of the Vijay Iyer Sextet.
Graham tours annually in Europe, Asia, and Africa and has appeared several times on national tv. He is in high professional demand as a musical director and composer for film, theatre, dance and multimedia .

In 2003 Graham lectured at New York University on the subject of Music and Trance .

2009 Master Class New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

2010 Taught as adjunct professor The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music .

2013 Guest lecturer Columbia University on composition.

2013 Workshop Città Biella , Italy

2013 Taught masters classes and lectured Banff Creative Center ,Banff, Alberta,Canada

2014 Guest lecturer at University of Bahia , Brazil

Graham Haynes

Selected Discography

Recordings as a Band Leader
What Time It Be ? Muse Records 5402 (1990)
Nocturne Parisienne Muse Records 5454 (1992)
The Griots Footsteps Verve Antilles 314523262, Polygram 523262 (1993)
Transition Verve Records 314 529 039-2 (1995)
Tones For The 21st Century Verve Antilles 314537692-2 (1996)
BPM Knitting Factory Records KFR-270 (2000)
Full Circle RKM Records KRM CD 1137 (2006)
Organik Mechanix Produced by Graham Haynes Ion Records (1997)
Within a Heartbeat Pharaoh Sanders and Graham Haynes Evolver Records
Austere Geometry Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardedge 002 (2004)
Reality Eclipsed Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardege 003 (2005)
Parylyzed By The Approach Of The Inevitable Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardedge 007 (2007)
Is It That Dark ? Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardedge 008 (2007)
But You Can`t Can You ? Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardedge 009 (2008)
Burned To The Waters Edge Graham Haynes and Hardedge 010 (2009)
Lead Into Uncertainty Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardedge 011 (2010)
Within An Inch Of It`s Life Graham Haynes and Hardedge Hardedge 012 (2010)

Records as a Side Musician
Then and Now Bob Stewart Postcards1014 (1996)
Arcana:Arc Of The Testimony Bill Laswell and Tony Williams 314 524 431 -2 Island Records (1997)
Sacred System Chapter 2 Bill Laswell Axiom Records ROIR 8233 (1997)
Operazone Alan Douglass, produced by Bill Laswell Knitting Factory Records (2000)
Tetragramaton Bill Laswell Axiom Records Ion (2001)
Turn The Screw Bill Laswell Axiom Records
Filmtracks 2000 Bill Laswell Tzadik Records TZ 7511 (2001)

Jumpworld Cassandra Wilson JMT Records 834 434-2 (1990)
Days Aweigh Cassandra Wilson JMT Records 834412 (1990)
New Moon Daughter Cassandra Wilson Blue Note Records 32861 (1996)

Motherland Pulse Steve Coleman JMT Records 834401-2 (1985)
On the Edge Of Tomorrow Steve Coleman JMT 834405 (1986)
Sine Die Steve Coleman Pangea Records 834410-2 (1987)
Recordings as Side Musician continued
Phantasies, Vol.2. Jaki Byard and the Apollo Stompers (1991)
Weather Clear, Track Fast Bobby Previte Enja Records R279667 (1991)
David Murray Big Band Conducted by Butch Morris Sony 48964 (1992)
Sphere Music Uri Caine (1992)
Anatomy of Groove M-Base Collective Rebel X Records DIW/Columbia 53431 (1993)
What It Is ? Ed Blackwell Enja Records ENJ-70892 (1993)
Dance Word Dance Rodney Kendrick Verve 314-517558-2 (1994)
What It Be Like ? Ed Blackwell Enja Records ENJ-80542 (1994)
South Of The Border David Murray DIW897 (1995)
Do You Want More ?!!!! The Roots MCA DGC 24708 (1995)
Music For Six Musicians Don Byron Nonesuch 73954-2 (1995)
Last Chance For Common Sense Rodney Kendrick Verve Polygram 531536 (1996)
Undark Russell Mills Bella Union Records Emit 3396 (1998)
Last Chance For Common Sense Rodney Kendrick Verve Polygram 531536 (1996)
Mistaken Identity Vernon Reid Sony 67396 (1996)
Spirit Of The Sunrise Bheki Mseleku Verve Polygram
Praise Roy Haynes Dreyfus 36598 (1998)
Who Used To Dance Abbey Lincoln Verve 533559 (1997)
The Secrets Of Rodney Kendrick Rodney Kendrick Verve 314-517558-2 (1997)
Project Logic DJ Logic Ropeadope Records [ DJ Logic check Ropeadope Records website]
Organix The Roots Remedy 001 Cargo 81100 (1997)
Solaris Jah Wobble 30 Hertz Records. (2002)
The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams Meshell Ngedeocello Universal Music (2007)
17 Musicians In Search Of A Sound:Darfur Bill Dixon AUM Fidelity Records aum046 2007
Tapestries For Small Orchestra Bill Dixon Firehouse 12 Records FH12-04-03-008 2009
Can You Imagine The Sound Of A Dream Adam Rudolph Go Organic Orchestra Meta Records
014 (2011)
Both/And Adam Rudolphs’ Moving Pictures Meta Records 013 (2011)

Recordings as Producer
Cutting Through Elektra Kurtis Milo Records MR 119 (2010)
Spirit Of The Sunrise Bheki Mseleku Verve Polygram
What Time It Be ? Muse Records 5402 (1992)
Nocturne Parisienne Muse Records 5454 (1994)
The Griots Footsteps Verve Antilles 314523262, Polygram 523262 (1995)
Transition Verve Records 314 529 039-2 (1995)
BPM Knitting Factory Records KFR-270 (2000)
Full Circle RKM Records KRM CD 1137 (2006)
Organik Mechanix Produced by Graham Haynes Ion Records (1997)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

What's the Decon Period ???

The motivation behind The Deconstruction Period is to give platform to and cultivate a new school of urban intellectuals interested in Hip-hop.

Participants are encouraged to not only present their reflections on the topics of each installment of the Deconstruction Period sonically, but to dissect the themes in conversations, interviews, visual art or any other way they can “own the re-telling”.

The Deconstruction Period is not simply about destroying ideas but about exploring ideas; research, discovery & ownership. For certain there are some ideas that should be destroyed, at the top of the list is the projection and exploitation of Black culture as only interested in, and sexy when, reduced to the lowest common denominator
In total the Deconstruction Period is about socializing around themes, beats and breaks, breaking them down to challenge what we’ve been told about ourselves, culture and history.