Wolfgang Haffner: Star





Acoustic Shapes (ACT 9468)

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Wolfgang Haffner (drums), Herbert Nuss (piano), Lars Danielsson (bass).

Composed by Wolfgang Haffner


Recorded: Live at Philharmonie, Berlin, October 29, 2007


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

This trio is not well known outside of Europe, but certainly deserves a wider hearing. Everything clicks on the track. The interaction between the band members is exemplary. The swing is infectious. Everyone plays well, but especially drummer Haffner, who has a clean sound that is both light and aggressive at the same time -- he reminds me a bit of Brian Blade. The song is little more than a repeated groove, but the trio put so much heart and soul into it, it might as well be the Haffner Serenade, and not just Haffner's simple jam tune.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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  • 1 jack vitale // Nov 19, 2008 at 11:09 PM
    i have just purchased a 6inch tamborum like the one you have on your kit. i need to know how and what you useed to mount it. thank you.....jack vitale. nyc.