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Cal Haines | The Bright Side

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The Bright Side

by Cal Haines

An “absolute stunner” of Jazz standards and trio originals with gorgeous drum sound and John Proulx’s vocal stylings that liken him to the great Chet Baker.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Count Me In
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2. So Near, So Far
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3. Middle Side Topwise
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4. Blues On the Corner
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5. Embraceable You
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6. In Your Own Sweet Way
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7. Segment
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8. Infant Eyes
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9. Pinon
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10. What Is This Thing Called Love
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11. The Bright Side
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Cal Haines has performed as a professional Jazz drummer for more than forty years. Gigging from Ohio to Memphis to Nashville, Cal appeared with Diahann Carroll, Bob Hope, Ray McKinley and the Modernaires, Al Greene, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Yul Brenner in the “King and I” and at Opryland theme park. Moving a couple of times to Santa Fe, Cal has shared New Mexico stages with most area musicians and singers, as well as Emily Remler, Bobby Shew, Richie Cole and the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra. He has recently formed the Cal Haines Trio featuring two exceptional musicians: Lewis Winn, guitar, and Michael Glynn, bass. His music and collaborative art is the focus of a column in the June issue of Albuquerque The Magazine. Known for his soft and sensitive style with brushes, colorful cymbals and being “on time”, Cal swings with clean rhythmic finesse. The new CD was greeted by a sellout crowd at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Mel Minter

Stunning
In this absolute stunner of a debut CD, drummer Cal Haines demonstrates that in his 40-plus years at the kit, he has learned a great deal about what makes great music. Most important, you need great chemistry, and these guys—producer John Rangel, guitarist Lewis Winn, bassist Michael Glynn, and Haines—have it, maybe because they’re all great listeners. Winn, a longtime favorite here in the Southwest, really brings his A game to the proceedings, playing with an engaging fervency and fluidity. Who knew there were that many chords on a guitar neck? Or that they could fit together so nicely one after the other? Glynn, a relative newcomer to the jazz scene, brings a classical technique and great jazz instincts to the recording. Haines brings his usual astonishingly crisp self. He knows just what it takes to make a tune breathe rhythmically, and he’s wise enough to know that sometimes it takes very little to make a moment special. Few have as rapturous a rapport with their cymbals. Then there’s the guest vocalizing of John Proulx on four tracks, with his cool approach and very warm voice. His understated delivery on “Embraceable You” compresses the song’s emotional content into almost unbearable density—especially effective in contrast to Winn’s romance. Also noteworthy is the drum/vocal duet on “What Is This Thing Called Love?” and the doubled scat/guitar on the intricate Charlie Parker tune “Segment.” The Bright Side is sophisticated straight-ahead jazz played with sheer delight on every cut—seven standards and four excellent originals.
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