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UNLAYERED, ENRIQUE HANEINE

Enrique Haneine is a jazz-world musician, composer, pianist, drummer, improviser, and educator that is currently living in NewYork City and born in Mexico City from Lebanese descent.

Haneine was raised in Mexico, immersed in Latin groove, and heavily underpinned with classical and jazz studies, is why his music extends from the soul with influences from his heritage. It is a powerful sound, the lineage traces its way into the ancient world, a history of music that he carries of his life story.

He is known for his versatile performances and leadership in the music scene, Haneine has grown as both a soloist, band leader, and member of numerous bands, his superb mastery of multiple styles has afforded him the pleasure and honor of performing and collaborating alongside numerous great musicians, which has influence and informed his unique personal style, that blends innovative technique with uninhibited, yet intelligent improvisation.

Haneine’s incredible energy, dedication and love for life and music can be felt by the way he expresses the influence of the different cultures and his vast education, his academic achievements include holding four degrees, deepened by his life experiences while been exposed to giving back and continuing the constant search which is exhibited by the sound achieved in his music.

Immediately recognized for his ability and presence, Haneine has has won international jazz competitions and received multiple music awards, his reputation as a brilliant artist and talented arranger are well deserved, his repertoire has evolved and matured into the realm of free jazz, standards and Latin jazz forays. Ranging from his past role as music director for Ricky Martin and for numerous productions, performing and collaborating with some of the greatest jazz musicians,
a winner of the Jane Jarvis Jazz Competition, voted All About Jazz New York’s Best of 2005 Albums of the Year, Grammy Nominated for his performance on Best Latin Jazz Album 2013 are just a few of the accomplishments Haneine enjoys.

Though his experiences are vast Haneine has had a desire and pull to explore upon free improvisations, founded in the Jazz, Latin, and Lebanese traditions, linking the dots from the Cedars of Lebanon, through the open veins of the beloved Latin America, to the melting-pot of New York city.

His recording entitled INSTANTS OF TIME was released in January of 2016 successfully reaching its own innovative character and sound garnering fantastic reviews and making it to the top of the jazz charts with thirteen original compositions.

His last recording entitled THE MIND’S MURAL was released in August of 2018, including eleven original compositions exploring the forces and influences that direct the mind to interpret and react, like images composing a mural of perception. This Album was #1 on the “Top 30 NACC Jazz Charts as well as Downbeat Magazine Best Albums of 2019.

His most recent recording entitled UNLAYERED will be release in April of 2020, including eleven original compositions exploring the unveiling and removal of textures and layers that allows us to connect deeper and clearer to our most simple version, dismantling what of who we are, naturally connected, without trying, without adding, raw, Unlayered, in its
purest form.

Maintaining the jazz, Latin and middle eastern influence, the use of innovative rhythms in odd meter contexts and driving intervalic yet lyrical melodies, the free jazz conversation is achieved in a high caliber, sensitive linear setting.

UNLAYERED, ENRIQUE HANEINE

Released April 3, 2020

Enrique Haneine | Unlayered

Thomas Heberer Trumpet
Catherine Sikora Tenor & Soprano Saxophones
Christof Knoche Bass Clarinet
Jay Anderson Acoustic Bass
Enrique Haneine Drums, Cymbals, Udu Drum & Tambourine

All Compositions and Arrangements by
Enrique Haneine (Elegant Walk Music / ASCAP).

Elegant Walk Records, is once again proud to present, the latest offering from Enrique Haneine Unlayered. After his successful last releases Instants of Time, relating to the different levels and dimensions of the illusion of time, by wrapping with the texture of original compositions, the cultures that are reflective of the lineage of his life, and The Mind’s Mural, where the compositions are shaped by the vibrations, the interpretations of life by surrendering to the resonance and connections that arise from these experiences, the forces and influences that directs the mind to interpret and react, like images composing a mural of perception. Both receiving splendid reviews and making it to the very top of the jazz charts.

Enrique Haneine is now bringing this new production, powerful in itself, compromised of eleven original compositions exploring the unveiling and removal of textures and layers that allows us to connect deeper and clearer to our most simple version, dismantling what of who we are, naturally connected, without trying, without adding, raw, Unlayered, in its purest form.

The jazz, Latin and middle eastern influence persists in the compositions, immersing into innovative complex rhythms and harmonies in a lyrical context. The accuracy and spontaneous conversation is achieved with masterful and sensitive musicians in a linear yet angular setting, this time with trumpet, saxophone, bass clarinet, bass and drums.

We can enjoy the evolution that his recordings have experienced, starting with Instants of Time, by setting the platform of the illusion of time, then The Mind’s Mural, about understanding the process of shaping your own reality and self consequence, and now Unlayered, breaking away from walking through the labyrinth of layers of fabricated existence and denial to unsurface to the tenderness of the infinite uncreated beauty.

Dismantle to achieve a state of clear harmony. What of what we are, feel, do, say, want, does really belongs to us, defines and captures who we are, contributes to our well being and direction of our evolution. Making this offering special are the compositional elements and the improvised conversations working together in search for the unlimited possibilities by removing the layers that define us.

Unlayered is about unveiling the manufactured essence of the sympathetic existence. Cutting through the shadows of the dusty transparent illusion. Grounding deeper, flying higher, dancing to the raw laughs around the source, drawn into the possibility of the possibility. Meet yourself over and over on the edges of the removed textures and find again and again the infinite flavor on the underlaying caves of denial. Your uncreated beauty never ends…Enjoy!

Episode #220

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