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Joel Haynes Trio + Seamus Blake: Transitions

Read "Transitions" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

How many hands does Joel Haynes have? If you answered (two) correctly, you may have serious doubts when you listen to Transitions (Cellar Live, 2008). Haynes appears to hear many different rhythms concurrently and uses every limb at his disposal to bring them to life. He is able to create an intense rattle at his snare, clunk a stick at its rim, roll onto the tom-tom, let fly at the cymbals adding splashes of brazen color to a harmonic backdrop ...


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