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Jimmy Haslip: The Honest Endeavor of Making Music

Ian Patterson By

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AAJ: Although your solo discography isn't extensive, you do a lot of projects with other musicians; what's in the pipeline?

JH: Quite a bit [laughs]. I'm actually now producing five recordings. I'm mixing two records, one by a New York band called E.S.P. and another by a vibraphonist in a group called Shapes. This is my third recording g with them. I'm in pre-production with three other records and I'm about to do a series of concerts with Jeff Lorber. I co-produced his last CD, Now's the Time (heads Up, 2011) which was nominated for Grammy. I'll be performing with him this year and we're brainstorming on producing his follow-up record. I also mentioned the rock-blues group, Renegade Creation, with Robben Ford, [guitarist]Michael Landau and [drummer] Gary Novak, and we're trying to schedule a second recording; we have quite a few dates on the books, I'm doing some recording with [guitarist] Allan Holdsworth; I've been in his quartet with [pianist] Allan Pasqua and [drummer] Chad Wackerman for the past three years, and Allan's working on a new solo record so I have to schedule few recording days with him. There's more but I think you get the picture.

Selected Discography
Yellowjackets, Timeline (Mack Avenue Records, 2011)
Jimmy Haslip, Nightfall (Brandon Rieck, 2011) Yellowjackets, Lifecycle (Heads Up, 2008)
Yellowjackets, Twenty-Five (Heads Up International, 2006)
Yellowjackets, Altered State (Heads Up International, 2005)
Yellowjackets, Times Squared (Heads Up International, 2003)
Yellowjackets, Peace Round: A Christmas Celebration (Heads Up International, 2003)
Yellowjackets, Mint Jam (Yellowjackets Ent, 2001)
Jimmy Haslip, Red Heat (Unitone, 2000)
Yellowjackets, Club Nocturne (Warner Brothers, 1998)
Yellowjackets, Blue Hats (Warner Brothers, 1997)
Yellowjackets, Dreamland Warner Brothers, 1995)
Yellowjackets, Run for Your Life (GRP, 1994)
Jimmy Haslip, Arc (GRP, 1993)
Yellowjackets, Like a River (GRP, 1993)
Yellowjackets, Live Wires (GRP, 1992)
Yellowjackets, Greenhouse (GRP, 1991)
Yellowjackets, The Spin (MCA, 1989)
Yellowjackets, Politics (MCA, 1988)
Yellowjackets, Four Corners (MCA, 1987)
Yellowjackets, Samurai Samba (Warner Bros., 1985)
Yellowjackets, Mirage a Trois (Warner Bros., 1983)
Yellowjackets, Yellowjackets (Warner Bros., 1981)
Robben Ford, The Inside Story (Elektra Records, 1979)

Photo Credits
Pages 1, 4: Nelson Onofre
Page 2: Courtesy of Mack Avenue Records and The Yellowjackets

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