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"Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances." - Maya Angelou

Joe Haider is a cantankerous personality of the European jazz world. If our listen to him speak, you are confronted with deep Swabian dialect, but if you can hear him play, with a profound swing. This music and the associated feeling of dazzling freedom have accompanied him during his whole life, ever since the surprised boy was lifted by a GI onto a tank in the days after the end of WWII and was brought into contact with chocolate, music and the American way of life. Even if the modern, hard bop, blues and even a pinch of soul have influenced his style over the decades, the now 82-year-old pianist and Swiss national by choice from Darmstadt, who was active in Stuttgart and Munich for a long time, continues with his special blend of rhythmic presence and matter-of-factness rooted in tradition.

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Rosalie's Dream
Joe Haider Trio & The Amigern String Quartet
Maria Magdalena
Joe Haider Sextet
As Time Goes By
Joe Haider Sextet
Waltz for Ever
Joe Haider Trio
Back to the Roots
Joe Haider Jazz Orchestra
Keep It Dark
Joe Haider Jazz Orchestra
Joe Haider Double Quartet