The son of drummer Roy Haynes, Graham Haynes grew up around jazz musicians; his Hollis, Queens, neighborhood was also home to Roy Eldridge, Milt Jackson, and Jaki Byard. The younger Haynes played in the same high-school band as bassist Marcus Miller. In 1982, he began an association with saxophonist Steve Coleman; he played on the latter’s 1985 debut recording, Motherland Pulse, an album that also featured a young Geri Allen. Haynes’ work is lyrical as well as experimental, and displays influence from various world music traditions.
Bruno de Almeida is a Portuguese filmmaker and musician. He started his artistic career has a musician in the New York downtown music scene in the mid 80’s. He was a guitarist with Graham Haynes fusion band playing in several clubs in New York City. He would eventually form this experimental duo with Mr. Haynes. He also played guitar with The Saheb Sarbib Quintet at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and had a Jazz duo with guitarist Sérgio Pelágio. Bruno de Almeida went on to compose music for film and dance pieces. He wrote music for choreographers Francisco Camacho, Vera Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, among others.