Justin Haynes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Justin Haynes is a Canadian jazz guitarist and composer based in Toronto who specializes in long-form improvisation and composition.[1] He plays electric and acoustic guitars, and other instruments, such as tenor banjo, soprano ukulele, mbira, and the melodica.[1] He has recorded on non-guitar-related instruments as well, including the cello, piano, Fender Rhodes and organ. He has also written string arrangements for some music. President of the Nick Fraser fan club (1997–present).

Career[edit]

"Haynes studied with Gary Peacock in N.Y.C. and Ralph Towner in Seattle."[2] AllMusic states that he "...began appearing in a number of varied collaborations during the '90s", "most often ... with Tena Palmer (of the group Chelsea Bridge) and with trumpeter Kevin Turcotte."[2]

In a November 1999 review, Jazz Times stated that in a "world of stretched-out solos and 10-minute cuts, Canadian guitarist/pianist/banjoist Justin Haynes keeps his original selections as short as their one- and two-word titles on this whimsical and atmospheric album." The review states that "there is a lushness on Haynes' tropical "Show"...[and] Cowboy rhythms make an amusing setting for "Lope Some."[3]

Geoff Chapman from the Toronto Star states that Haynes formed a "talented duo of the innovative [Nick] Fraser on drums and tapes and the imaginative Haynes on guitar and sound processing." Chapman states that the duo produced "...a dozen artful tunes - moody and murky and madly-meandering - that tell a listener they're up to something, even if it's not always clear what it is. They're unlike others in this growing electronica field, delving into what might be a post-modern future."[4]

Selected discography[edit]

  • 2011: Bright Morning Stars, with The Wailin' Jennys; plays Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Ukulele
  • 2011: Human Cry, with John Southworth, plays Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Piano
  • 2011: Year Of The Boar,with AIMToronto Orchestra, composer
  • 2010: The Garden, with Ruth Moody, string arrangements
  • 2007: Champ, with Kim Barlow, composer
  • 2006: I'm a Navv, with Barnyard Drama; composer, group member, guitar
  • 2005: Nick Fraser & Justin Haynes Are Faking It, with Nick Fraser, Guitar
  • 2003: Another Country, Another Country, plays guitar
  • 2003: Scottish Bagpipes and Celtic Traditions, plays guitar (Electric)
  • 2002: Live: Womad - Seattle, WA 07/01, plays Lappelectro, guitar, sampling
  • 2001: Still, Leah State, plays Banjo, Fender Rhodes, guitar (Electric)
  • 2000: Christmas in the Bush, Harvard University Choir, plays cello
  • 1999: Get Together Weather, Jean Martin Trio, plays guitar
  • 1999: The Piper's Legacy, Rob Crabtree, plays guitar (Electric)
  • 1999:It's Only Life!, Blah Blah 666, composer
  • 1999: Not Drowning Waving, Justin Haynes
  • 1999: Out of Nowhere, The Bob Standard, plays guitar
  • 1999: Soon the Birds, Oh Susanna, Guitar (Acoustic), ukulele
  • 1999: Who's Breathing?, Ryan Driver, plays guitar, organ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.barnyardrecords.com/bio%20Justin.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/artist/justin-haynes-mn0001905071
  3. ^ http://jazztimes.com/
  4. ^ http://www.nickfraserthedrummer.com/albums_NF.html