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Fred Haas

Fred Haas, a Dartmouth graduate ('73), teaches Saxophone, Jazz Piano, Improvisation, Jazz History and Music Theory at Dartmouth College. He lives in Hartland, Vermont, and travels throughout New England and beyond performing and recording with a variety of musicians. Fred brings to each of his performances and workshops a depth of experience and knowledge from over thirty-five years as a jazz musician and educator. His goal is to communicate a broad range of emotions through music as well as share information about the history of jazz and the art of jazz improvisation. In 1997 Fred founded Interplay Jazz Camp, which provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages to participate in a relaxed and supportive learning environment with an experienced faculty that focuses on key aspects of the improvisational art of jazz

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Chloe Brisson: Blame It On My Youth

Read "Blame It On My Youth" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Chloe Brisson, a young, prodigiously talented singer in the early stages of a presumably long and fruitful career, had the good fortune to record in exactly the right circumstances. Saxophonist Fred Haas, Brisson's teacher and mentor, wrote arrangements for thirteen tracks that are tailor-made for her voice and interpretative skills. Nonetheless, Blame It On My Youth ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Are You Sure, Bobby?

Read "Are You Sure, Bobby?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In late March, I received an e-mail from trumpeter Bobby Shew. He said he'd performed a gig in West Palm Beach, FL, and had met my brothers, whom he described as “nice guys." My first impulse was to write back and ask if he could have been mistaken. My brothers? Nice guys? Well, the fact is ...

Telling Stories

Label: Jazz Toons
Released: 2007
Track listing: Cayman Blue; Jobim; Midnight Whispers; Nowhere; Infinite Vistas; Blues with a Twist; Sabrina

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Fred Haas: Telling Stories

Read "Telling Stories" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Both saxophonist Fred Haas and bassist Michael Moore have recorded excellent duo CDs with guitarist Gene Bertoncini. On Telling Stories, the twos become a three, with Haas doubling on sax and piano and supplying all the material. It's obvious from the first track, the affable “Cayman Blues, that Haas is a talented composer who writes from ...

Interplay

Label: JazzToons
Released: 2000
Track listing: Tangerine; Like Someone In Love; Samantha’s Blues; Estate; I Can’t Give You Anything But Love; Embraceable You; Once I Loved; Broadway; Autumn.

I Thought About You

Label: Jazz Toons
Released: 2000
Track listing: Theme for Ernie; My One And Only Love; Lover Man; Body and Soul; Embraceable You; Sail Away; I Thought About You; Very Early; Autumn; You Don't Know What Love Is; Samantha's Blues.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Fred Haas and Bob Hallahan: I Thought About You

Read "I Thought About You" reviewed by Mike Neely

Fred Haas is a musician one can only hope will keep recording because not even the jazz media is eternally obtuse. His recording I Thought About You highlights his tenor saxophone accompanied by pianist Bob Hallahan. This CD is a world away from a breezy throw together session. It documents a subtle, sophisticated exchange by two ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Fred Haas & Gene Bertoncini: Interplay

Read "Interplay" reviewed by Mike Neely

Saxophonist Fred Haas and guitarist Gene Bertoncini have recorded a high wire act of a duet CD entitled Interplay. This is intimate music that leaves these two players out front with only their own resources and each other to depend on. They succeed, wonderfully. It is a musical lesson to listen to Bertoncini play behind Haas’s ...


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