Stickdaboom features the only surviving member of the Miles Davis Quintet, drummer Jimmy Cobb. Haines and his impeccable double bass playing form a well matched rhythm section with the legendary Cobb, and arguably one of the best one-two punch jazz sections today still actively recording.
This past year, Haines he has either played or recorded with jazz luminaries such as Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Chambers, and many others. His first album as a leader The Steve Haines Quintet: Beginner's Mind received international critical acclaim and was hailed by All About Jazz as one of the best inside/outside records of the year.” He has recently returned to North Carolina from living in New York City to continue his teaching at the University.
Wycliffe Gordon commented on Stickdaboom stating “Haines is amongst the few of the new breed that will ride the glory train of creating music, making them new standards.”
More information regarding the Stickdaboom CD, biographical info, pictures, and more are available on the Steve Haines website.