Wolfgang Haffner

Acoustic Shapes - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9468-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94682 9
  • German Release: 28/03/2008
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

Die Fortsetzung des außerordentlich erfolgreichen Shapes-Konzeptes in kongenialer Triobesetzung. Aufgenommen „live in concert“ in Berlin und Baden-Baden.

No longer available – out of print

So many outstanding moments in the history of jazz have happened through pure chance. And so it is with Wolfgang Haffner’s Acoustic Shapes: as Haffner himself said, “In a sense, the project appeared out of thin air“. Actually, Ida Sand was scheduled as opener for the Nils Landgren Funk Unit Tour 2007. She had to pull out, however, and Landgren asked his long-time drummer Wolfgang Haffner whether he could take over the spot. Haffner would have to come up with something new and fresh, but those who know him know that the most important German drummer of the younger generation wouldn’t even think of repeating himself. Haffner has been searching for new challenges ever since he was discovered at the age of 18 by Germany’s most famous jazz musician, Albert Mangelsdorff, and immediately began playing in the legendary trombonist’s band. Haffn...

line up

Wolfgang Haffner – drums
Hubert Nuss - piano
Lars Danielsson - bass
Nils Landgren – trombone (track 8)

Recording Information

Recorded live by Magnum Coltrane Price at Philharmonie Berlin, October 29, 2007
(tracks 3, 5 & 6 recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden Baden, October 25, 2007)
Mastered by Peter Heider at Purecuts, Nuremberg
Produced by Wolfgang Haffner
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch