• Oct 03, 2018     

    Invitation to the Family Reunion

    The Wolfgang Haffner trio excites the Neuburger Birdland

    Neuburg (DK) What do Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Friedrich Hollaender, Hildegard Knef and Herbert Grönemeyer have in common?

    Basically, this trio, to which Christian von Kaphengst also belongs on the double bass, could also be named after him, because Chastenier clearly invests the most in the evening, puts his stamp on the good two hours. Wolfgang Haffner, however, is the boss, drumming his two longtime friends together again and again, if his schedule allows it, and invites to a "family reunion", as he puts it. There is always a special non-CD program with jazz numbers like Duke Ellington's "In My Solitude" or Irving Berlin's "Cheek To Cheek", but also Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" Drum-Solo Haffners or Grönemeyer's "Mensch". The span is enormous.