The jazz is exceptional, using a guitar as a lead in an effective manner,...
German guitarist Hans Fahling and the acclaimed American artist Patrick Haskett have collaborated on a musical and artistic exploration of the ancient German port of Hamburg entitled "Hamburg: Port of Call." Haskett painted 11 canvases exploring different scenes and moods of the harbor while Fahling captured those same scenes musically, recording with both an American group and a quartet in Berlin. With funding coming from SAS Airlines, PBS and other corporate and private sponsors, the duo presented their works on September 29, 2000 at Benaroya Concert Hall in Seattle and in Hamburg, May of 2001.
1. LOOMING OUT OF THE FOG 6:45
2. SAVAGE FAIR 5:31
3. GOLDEN SEVEN 6:33
4. HOW DEEP ARE YOU? 4:53
5. TO WALK AT NIGHT 1:57
6. RUSSIAN SHIPS AT HAMBURG 6:55
7. HOPES AND DREAMS 6:06
8. READY TO TAKE LINES 6:27
9. WHAT DO YOU SEE? 6:44
10. GIBRALTAR TO STARBOARD 5:14
11. SUNDAY RAIN 5:01
GERMAN QUARTET (Tracks 1,2,5,11)
Recorded February 20-21, 2000 at RIETSTUDIO, Berlin, Engineered by Johannes Schmoelling.
HANS FAHLING - guitar
RALPH REICHERT - tenor saxophone
ANDREAS HENZE - double bass
WOLFGANG ROGGENKAMP - drums
AMERICAN QUARTET (Tracks 3,4,6,7-10)
Recorded June 3, 2000 at STUDIO 9, Seattle, Engineered by Evan Schiller.
HANS FAHLING - guitar
AARON BIRRELL - tenor saxophone
PHIL SPARKS - bass
STEVE KORN - drums
Produced by Hans Fahling
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at STUDIO X, Seattle
All compositions by Hans Fahling, 2000 Fahling Music
Paintings 2000 Patrick Haskett (Bern Convention International Copyright)
Layout & design by John Bishop/OriginArts
All About Jazz (Nils Jacobson )
Hamburg guitarist Hans Fahling wrote eleven compositions for Hamburg, each accompanied by a Patrick Haskett painting in the liner notes. The artistic intent behind this dual presentation (funded by a number of international sponsors) is well-realized through a series of shifting moods and styles. However, the interdisciplinary approach on Hamburg d ...
All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
An interesting collaboration between painting and music modeling itself loosely upon the work of Mussorgsky. Accompanying this set of fine modern jazz as performed by quartets on both sides of the Atlantic are a series of paintings by Patrick Haskett with a relatively contemporary style (Norman Rockwell with some impressionism, and something more t ...