Phil Haynes | No Fast Food (Workin' It-Together)

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No Fast Food (Workin' It-Together)

by Phil Haynes

A live, fiery, brilliantly recorded saxophone trio featuring Miles Davis Band Alum & NEA Jazz Master David Liebman with international bass titan Drew Gress.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Zen Lieb
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
6:08 $0.99
2. Together
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
8:29 FREE
3. West Virginian Blues
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
8:52 $1.25
4. Last Dance
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
8:05 $1.25
5. Out of the Bowels
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
7:20 $1.25
6. Workin' It
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
7:36 $1.25
7. The Code
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
7:44 $1.25
8. Incantation
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
3:36 $0.99
9. Chant
Phil Haynes & No Fast Food
9:46 $1.25
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Album Notes
Phil Haynes
Workin' It - - Together
(CSJ - 0106)

The great tradition of Elvin Jones’ pivotal Puttin’ It Together recordings, plus Sonny Rollins bass & drums trios, continues! This commanding live concert date features bass titan DREW GRESS with NEA jazz master, saxophonist DAVID LIEBMAN. NFF’s al dente renderings of my originals presents democratic terrains of both acoustic muscularity and transparent sensitivity. Gentlemen, thank you for bringing "it", once again.

~ Phil Haynes

"A brilliant recording - in both music and sound.

Clearly, one of the more promising trio debuts of the past twenty-five years.

Liebman revels as a NFF collaborator and Gress is simply the master of (re-)compositional insight."

~ CSJ, fall 2013



~Hayphil Music, BMI


~Hayphil Music, BMI


~Hayphil Music, BMI


Drew Gress,
"Most are afraid to burn."

Phil Haynes,
"It's time for workin’ it ----- together."

Dave Liebman:
"What do you think we’ve been doing --- playin’ for 3rd graders, or some shit?"

(artist notes concrete)


is a number significant in human aesthetic and spiritual organization

democratic voices balance individual freedom while affecting collective expression

assembled virtuosos demand enhanced ensemble sensitivity, communication, & responsibility


evolved emancipated accompaniment in less than a single mid-20th century decade:

Scott Lafaro expanded & revolutionized the bassist’s role via his counterpoint with Bill Evans

McCoy Tyner’s “tacet” performances w/ John Coltrane literally unshackled Elvin Jones & Co.

Chick Corea’s Now He Sings, Now He Sobs presented Vitous & Haynes as frequent equals


of live concerts have a special energy through their passionate authenticity:

Bill Evans and John Coltrane’s Live at the Village Vanguard dates

Miles Davis quintet’s Plugged Nickel releases

Circle’s The Paris Concert

Lee Morgan’s and Elvin Jones’ Live at the Lighthouse sides

Duke Ellington’s legendary . . .

(the list continues w/o end, re-discovering & fueling our tradition)


- ophonists have been arguably the dominant progressive jazz voices since Satch & Diz

guru David Liebman is one of a handful of truly influential post-Coltrane saxophone artists,

plus, his alluring wooden flutes, tenor & soprano sounds each recall fine vintage Margaux


- ists remain the most indispensable contributor to traditional & modern rhythm sections

titan Drew Gress’ depth/sound/harmonic impact is unsurpassed in real-time new music today,

plus compositionally and improvisationally, no one is currently more elegant nor relevant


musicianship and conception are poised to blossom throughout the coming decades

- mers currently still overlook and/or under-utilize their great thematic and harmonic potential

lore celebrates African talking drums, yet what are we are trying to say with them today

- ming may be collaborative & community building call/response contribution or . . .


composition speeds the sharing of personal motivic, harmonic and formal languages

improvisers strive to utilize the freshly framed ideas of each work for sculpting expression

bands synthesize member histories via common creation, intuitive reaction & invaluable trust


enriches & sustains life

is always best when enjoyed with others

, like sound/silence, began nourishing each of us not later than the time of first breath


is relative - - - and may be efficient, or not

reading presented al dente, sparked NFF’s Jazz@Bucknell debut of 9/5/12

Jon Rosenberg recorded NFF again 9/6 @The Bop Shop + 9/8 @Elk Creek


, witness and enjoy

it is all about modern time

spreading the Workin' It - Together word, ‘yo!

~ Phil Haynes, 12/16/12

Phil Haynes
is . . .

Drew Gress, bass
Phil Haynes, drums/tunes
David Liebman, saxophones/wooden flute

playlist . . .

1. Zen Lieb (6:08)
2. Together (8:30)
3. West Virginian Blues (8:52)
4. Last Dance (8:05)
5. Out of the Bowels (7:20)
6. Workin It (7:37)
7. The Code (7:45)
8. Incantation (3:36)
9. Chant (9:46)

credits . . .

Original cover photowork by Reine Brenn
Original & graphic art by Nicholas Horner

Recorded live by Jon Rosenberg:
Thursday, 9/6/12, The Bop Shop @the Lovin’ Cup, Rochester, NY;
Saturday, 9/8/12, Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks, Milheim, PA;

Edited, mixed, and mastered by Jon Rosenberg, NYC
All compositions by Phil Haynes, Hayphil Music, BMI

Produced by Phil Haynes

is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years ( He has played with many of the masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others; authored books and instructional DVDs which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz; awarded NEA Masters of Jazz; Jazz Educators Network (JEN) Legends of Jazz; multiple Grammy nominee and Downbeat/Jazz Times Critics Poll winner (soprano sax); French Order of Arts and Letters; Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland); founder of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ; performed on several hundred recordings with over 100 as a leader/co-leader featuring several hundred original compositions.

performs extensively with artists on the cutting edge of contemporary improvised music. His latest project-The Irrational Numbers (Premonition), features DrewԳ original compositions for quintet. Earlier releases include the critically-acclaimed 7 Black Butterflies (2005), Spin & Drift (2001), and Heyday (1997). Future projects include his new quintet project, a solo bass recording, and an electronics projectȳoon ( Gress can readily be heard within the ensembles of John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Bill Carrothers, Ravi Coltrane, Marc Copland, Mark Feldman, Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, Tony Malaby, and John Surman.

a 20 year veteran New York based artist featured on more than 60 LP, DVD and CD releases by numerous American and European record labels. His recording credentials include many of the seminal musicians of this generation: saxophonists Anthony Braxton, Ellery Eskelin, and David Liebman; trumpeters Dave Douglas, 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, Nick Horner, and Hank Roberts; violinist Mark Feldman, and the composers collective Joint Venture ( Current Haynes touring ensembles include his: romantic/pop ‘Jazz-Grass’ string band, Free Country, featuring vocalist/cellist Hank Roberts; ‘tough tenor trio’, No Fast Food, w/David Liebman & Drew Gress; ‘power organ trio’, The Hammond Brothers, as well as the ‘classic piano trio’, Day Dream, a cooperative w/the legendary Pennsylvania artist Steve Rudolph.

Drew it Gress
Phil FOOD Haynes
David work Liebman

~ pah
(found verse concrete)



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