Wolfgang Haffner

Heart Of The Matter - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9535-2
  • Barcode: 614427953520
  • German Release: 26/10/2012
  • Genre: Nu Jazz

„Heart of the Matter“ ist die konsequente Fortsetzung des Weges, den Haffner mit den Vorgängeralben „Shapes“, „Acoustic Shapes“ and „Round Silence“ eingeschlagen hat: Organische, in sich ruhende Musik mit souveränem Groove, substanziellen Melodien, voller Farben und Raum. Mit Special Guests: Götz Alsmann, Till Brönner, Thomas Quasthoff und Sting-Gitarrist Dominic Miller.

No longer available – out of print

The title "Heart of the Matter" of Wolfgang Haffner's latest album is definitely more than just a play on words. For Germany's most highly decorated drummer, including the Echo Jazz 2010 award, his profession has been "a matter of the heart" ever since he began his career at the tender age of 18 in Albert Mangelsdorff's band. The work that followed for innumerable German and international stars and his participation on more than 400 albums bears witness to this. But only since he started recording his own albums as an ACT artist has he felt close to the "heart of the matter": "I don't see myself as just a drummer anymore, but as a universal musician. I compose, arrange, seek out and enter worlds of sound. That is my thing." So "Heart of the Matter" is a logical continuation of the path...

line up

Wolfgang Haffner / drums, programming, backing vocals
Dominic Miller / acoustic guitar, e-guitar (6)
Sebastian Studnitzky / trumpet, keyboards (7, 8, 10), backing vocals
Eythor Gunnarsson / fender rhodes, piano, synth
Nicolas Fiszman / bass
Bruno Müller / e-guitar (1, 3, 8)

Recording Information

Produced by Wolfgang Haffner
Co-produced by Sebastian Studnitzky

Recorded by Clemens Matznick at Hansa Studio Berlin, January 9 - 11, 2012
Assistent Engineer: Conrad Hensel
Additional Recording at La Luz, Ibiza & Studio 406, Lanzarote
Mixed by Wolfgang Haffner at La Luz, Ibiza. Mastered by Peter Heider at Purecuts