Cyril Haynes

Cyril Nathaniel "Spider" Haynes (born 1915 in the Panama Canal Zone; died 1996) was an American jazz pianist and arranger.

Haynes was raised in New York City and studied at Columbia University. He played in the band for the vaudeville show Dixie on Parade, then played with Billy Hicks in 1937 and worked as a pianist and arranger with Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans in New York's Savoy Ballroom in 1940/41. In 1943, he was a member of the orchestra of Sidney and Wilbur De Paris. From the end of 1943 he played with Roy Eldridge, then in the trio of Cedric Wallace and with Frankie Newton, George James, and Barney Bigard. In 1945 he recorded under own name for the Label Comet; His co-players included Dick Vance, Don Byas, Al Casey, John Levy, and Harold "Doc" West. In the same year he played with a quartet of Budd Johnson, Denzil Best, and Johnny Williams, for a recording on Black & White Records ("So Tired"/"Solitude").

In Hollywood he worked with Slim Gaillard in 1947, then with Benny Carter. In 1949 he performed with his own trio at the Village Vanguard; in 1952 he played with Ben Webster, Ray Brown and Milt Jackson. In the 1950s he also worked with Noble Sissle and Andy Kirk, and played for several years with Cab Calloway. Haynes continued to record until 1961, and in the middle of the 1970s he performed as a soloist in New York clubs such as The Cookery and Jimmy Ryan's.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1915 (Panama Canal Zone), Died 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 66774 10-in. 10/16/1939 Little Sally Water-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66775 10-in. 10/16/1939 Jumpin' the blues-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66776 10-in. 10/16/1939 Love gave me you Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans ; Paul Chapman instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66777 10-in. 10/16/1939 When I grow too old to dream-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67433 10-in. 3/29/1940 Frenzy-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67434 10-in. 3/29/1940 Stop and ask somebody Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67435 10-in. 3/29/1940 Wishing and crying for you Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67436 10-in. 3/29/1940 Sophisticated jump-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 68753 10-in. 2/28/1941 Norfolk ferry Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 68754 10-in. 2/28/1941 Second balcony jump Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 68755 10-in. 2/28/1941 See what I mean?-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 68756 10-in. 2/28/1941 Jackie boy Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 70111 10-in. 12/29/1941 Boats Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 70112 10-in. 12/29/1941 Fish for your supper Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 70113 10-in. 12/29/1941 'At's in there Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 70114 10-in. 12/29/1941 Let your conscience be your guide Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, piano, arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Haynes, Cyril," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204364.

Haynes, Cyril. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204364.

"Haynes, Cyril." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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