Born in the Black Forest, Germany
saxophonist Arno Haas is ready to conquer the smooth
jazz world. He formerly performed in the Blues and jazz
world with Franco Ambrosetti, Brian Bromberg, Ricky
Lawson, Mick Taylor, Bob Malach and many more.
On 4th of November, 2013 Arno released his debut album
Magic Hands. A first work is always the
showcase, with which an artist signals, in which
musical direction he intends to go. To make his album
perfectly, Arno assured the collaboration of known
musicians such as Tom Saviano, Brian Bromberg, Jeff
Golub, Thom Rotella and many more. Now you can gues where
the journey goes to.
The album was recorded in L.A. by Tom McCauley, Rob
Chiarelli, Tom Saviano and some more. Starting song is
You Better Watch Out, composed and performed by
keyboardist Michael Friedinger. If you
love the music of Candy Dulfer, Maceo Parker or other
funky musicians, then this piece is your first choice.
The implementation of Tom Saviano's A Leap of Faith
is a living perfection. So Arno has invited many of the
musicians who already played along on the original
version. The following romantic piece Don't Doubt My
Love is also adapted from Tom's album Crossings.
Arno gives the song with his soprano sax a new identity.
Arno isn't only a good performer but also an excellent
composer. He delivers a prove with B Dong C.
Randy Wildman's piano solo is a welcome addition to
Arno's melodious improvisation. With Night Moves
follows the third take from Crossings. While
One More Dance is a vocal song on Crossings,
offers Arno an instrumental version with equal success.
Arno returns with his own composition Magic Hands,
leaning on the jazz-fusion side. From Shaun Labelle's
album Desert Nights is the next piece Spin
Cycle offering a trio with Tom Saviano on alto
saxophone, Everette Harp on tenor saxophone and Arno
Haas on soprano saxophone nearly covering the whole
range. A fast paced and powerful song.
On Sahara Nights Arno allures with a
mesmerizing mixture of alto and soprano sax. The duet
with Randy Waldman on piano is divine. Final piece is a
rendition of Tom's All for You from the album
The music of Arno Hass's album Magic Hands is
overall excellent. I hope he delivers on his
next album more of his own compositional creativity.
Buy the album in all stores
Title: Magic Hands
Artist: Arno Haas
Genre: General Jazz
Label: Foxtones Music
01 You Better Watch Out [3:38]
02 A Leap of Faith [4:56]
03 Don't Doubt My Love [4:37]
04 B Dong C [5:14]
05 Night Moves [4:29]
06 One More Dance [4:58]
07 Magic Hands [5:37]
08 Spin Cycle [3:59]
09 Sahara Nights [5:10]
10 All for You [5:02]