Wolfgang Haffner

Kind of Cool - Vinyl Lp (+ mp3 Download-Code)

  • Format: Vinyl (also available as CD )
  • Cat No.: ACTLP 9576-1
  • Barcode: 614427957610
  • German Release: 27/02/2015
  • Genre: Jazz

Inklusive mp3 Downloadcode
Vinyl exclusively remastered from the 24Bit studio master files
180g High Fidelity Pressung made in Germany

With “Kind of Cool” Wolfgang Haffner moves between tradition and contemporary jazz, injecting new life into some oft he „coolest“ jazz standards. In the style of the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet and with the spirit of Cool Jazz these old jazz classics sound young at heart in timeless elegance - relaxed, sophisticated, trusting in themselves, finally one of a kind, thanks to the personality of the musicians involved.

No longer available – out of print

James Dean and Marlon Brando were the glamorous heroes of the silver screen in the 50s. Character actors, sex symbols, blasé eccentrics with a penchant for extravagance. Role models for the rebellious youth: the embodiment of cool. A new attitude towards life was spreading around the USA. "The Birth of the Cool" also happened at the same time in the field of jazz, leading it to become the soundtrack of a generation. Miles Davis, John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck and Chet Baker (the "James Dean of jazz") gave jazz a whole new direction: the search for a special "cool" atmosphere based on tone and space in jazz, on substantial melodies with a laid-back approach designed for the collective. But this music was never cold-cool, it was merely played and conceived with what one might call a coo...

line up

Wolfgang Haffner / drums
Christopher Dell / vibraphone
Jan Lundgren / piano
Dan Berglund / bass
Dusko Goykovich / trumpet
Jukka Perko / alto saxophone

Max Mutzke / vocals
Frank Chastenier / piano
Christian von Kaphengst / bass
Nils Landgren / trombone

Recording Information

Recorded by Arne Schumann on August 14 & 15, 2014 at Hansa Studio, Berlin. Recording Assistant: Jonas Zadow
“Piano Man“ recorded by Philip Krause on July 15, 2014 at Emil-Berliner-Studio, Berlin
Mixed by Arne [email protected]&Bach
Mastered by Peter Heider at Purecuts

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