An evocative sequence of musical interpretations drawn from Patrick Haskett's paintings, half recorded in Germany, the other half in Seattle(with local musicians). Fahling's trans-traditionalist approach to the guitar runs the gamut from Mundell Lowe to Bill Frisell.
Born in Lohne, Germany, in 1969, guitarist Hans Fahling began studying music on his own at the age of 15. In 1990, he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute, where he studied Jazz Theory and Improvi- sation with Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, and Sid Jacobs, a.o.. He comple- ted the MI degree and later his Bachelor degree (Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle) with highest honors.
In addition to recording with Northwest projects like the Seattle Hip-Hop act The Sharpshooters and touring with such legendary bands like Cornell Gunther's The Original Coasters, Fahling has been working and recording with the mentors he studied with at Cornish: The 1997 release "Before Tomo rrow" (CD) features Julian Priester as special guest artist and was produced by Jim Knapp, who also had an important influence on the development of Hans's talents in composition. His latest CD, Hamburg - Port Of Call (OriginRecords), was released with a performance at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, in September 2000, and has been a massive compositional endeavor - a collaboration with NW painter, Patrick Haskett, with support from SAS Airlines and many more American and European sponsors.
Currently writing for, and working with his American and German quartets, he is expanding his HANS FAHLING JAZZ WORKSHOPS by establishing the program in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany, adding to the already up and running workshop series at the Seattle Drum School in Seattle, WA.
For more information about Hans Fahling, please visit: http://www.hansfahlingworkshops.com/index_gbr_home.htm.