Wolfgang Haffner

Dream Band live in Concert - 2 CD-Set

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9949-2
  • Barcode: 614427994929
  • German Release: 29/04/2022
  • Genre: Jazz

Stars, drive, and heart: Brecker, Landgren, Evans and more – the “Dream Band” of drummer Wolfgang Haffner on a live double album.

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Stars, drive, and heart: Brecker, Landgren, Evans and more – the “Dream Band” of drummer Wolfgang Haffner on a live double album.One can hear it within the first few seconds: this music project has been done for the sheer love of it. Bandleader Wolfgang Haffner gets the programme under way on the drums by building intensity step by step. He plays with attitude and propulsive power, and never a trace of just showing off. This was how Haffner (b.1965) began the autumn 2021 concerts by his “Dream Band”, so it is also what we hear at the start of this double album of recordings from the tour. Known as the go-to rhythm anchor for all kinds of jazz, funk and pop units since the 1980s, he chose to indulge himself in some luxury casting, gathered together “my favourite musicians”, and did a tour with shows in thirteen German towns and cities:...

line up

Wolfgang Haffner / drums, table tubes & log drum
Randy Brecker / trumpet
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals (Get Here)
Bill Evans / saxohone, vocals & piano (Bones from the Ground)
Christopher Dell / vibraphone
Simon Oslender / keyboards & piano
Thomas Stieger / bass


Recording Information

Recorded during the Karsten Jahnke JazzNights Tour in Germany, November 2021
Mixed and produced by Wolfgang Haffner
Recording engineer: Jochen Etzel
Mastering: Peter Heider at Purecuts

Cover art by Peter Krüll