Kind of Cool | 11 March 2016
Wolfgang Haffner All Star Quartett
“In this chamber music concert hall” even the most subtile tones should spread unadulterated said Wolfgang Haffner at the beginning of his 3rd eastPLUGGED® concert in the unique ambiance of our Friedenskirche room. Insofar – apart from the guitar amplifier – they played un-plugged and thus the sublime, chamber-music like interaction of the 4 top musicians could develop in an electrifying and touching way during the fine, reduced tones. Christopher Dell at the vibes, who played himself close to ecstasy during his improvisations, guitarist Ulf Wakenius who remembered his longtime musical partner Oscar Peterson with a wonderful ballad, Ingmar Heller giving the quartet an exquisite musical basis. besides his virtousic solos, … and Wolfgang Haffner as “spiritus rector” of this concert night, who, with his nearly endless scope of tones and dynamic at the drums, once again “provoked” standing ovations of the Audience… All this was optically presented in an amazing way by light technician Chris Schatz in front of the Friedenskirche brick-wall.
One of the visitors qualified this eastPLUGGED® concert as a “stroke of genius”. There is nothing to add, except:
Thanks a million [Tack så hemskt mycket] to all of you for this stroke of genius.