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Phil Haynes & Free Country: My Favorite Things (1960-1969)

Read "My Favorite Things (1960-1969)" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Tre strumenti a corde--chitarra, contrabbasso, violoncello--più la batteria del leader sono l'insolita formazione con la quale Phil Haynes, batterista dalle collaborazioni eccellenti, oltre che titolare di numerosi progetti a proprio nome, da anni scandaglia e reinterpreta il repertorio della tradizione americana. In My Favorite Things 60/69 inserisce alcuni brani dei Beatles, che americani non sono (ma ...

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Phil Haynes & Free Country: My Favorite Things(1960-1969)

Read "My Favorite Things(1960-1969)" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


There have been several jazz projects that looked back at the popular music of the 1960's, but none have been as all-encompassing as what drummer Phil Haynes and his band Free Country do here. They touch on Baby Boomer favorites like Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and James Brown, but their sweep of the Sixties is wide ...

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Phil Haynes & Free Country: Phil Haynes & Free Country

Read "Phil Haynes & Free Country" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


On Gordon Bok’s “Rosin The Beau”, the great cellist Hank Roberts performs vocal harmonies with his earthy and wooden toned Cello lines as guitarist Jim Yanda kicks the proceedings into an affable all acoustic jazz motif. This and other imaginative renditions of Stephen Foster’s “Oh Susannah”, “Beautiful Dreamer” along with American traditionals such as “She ’ll ...


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