Wolfgang Haffner

Kind of Tango - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9899-2
  • Barcode: 614427989925
  • German Release: 28/02/2020
  • Genre: Jazz

After "Kind of Cool" and "Kind of Spain", drummer & bandleader Wolfgang Haffner rounds up his trilogy of deeply relaxed, delicately grooving, multi-colored jazz recordings with this tango-flavoured musical melange.

CD € 17,50

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“This isn’t about reproducing an original, it’s much more like a translation. When I absorb and adapt influences and when I write, I follow my own path – and that allows me to be myself. It’s a process from which something new and contemporary can emerge.” This is how Wolfgang Haffner describes the artistic approach in his “Kind of...” album trilogy, all of which have the unmistakable Haffner sound running right through them. After a first adventure in cool jazz, and then a search for musical traditions in Spain, his new destination is Buenos Aires: “From the moment Siggi Loch suggested tango as my third point of departure, I didn’t need any more convincing. Rhythm is the essence of tango, plus catchy melodies which can then be developed – and there’s so much emotion in it too.”“Kind of Tango” is indeed a kaleidoscope of shifting emoti...

line up

Wolfgang Haffner / drums
Lars Danielsson / bass & cello
Christopher Dell / vibraphone
Simon Oslender / piano
Vincent Peirani / accordion
Ulf Wakenius / guitar

Alma Naidu / vocals
Sebastian Studnitzky / trumpet
Bill Evans / saxophone (07 & 09)
Lars Nilsson / flugelhorn (03)


Recorded by Michael Dahlvid and Lars Nilsson at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg (Sweden), September 10 -11, 2019
Mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson

Produced by Wolfgang Haffner
Executive Producer & Curator: Siggi Loch

Cover art (detail) by Gert & Uwe Tobias, by kind permission of the artists