Hans Hassler is the true Swiss king of accordion. Born 1945 in Graubünden the musician has kept us in suspense for over 30 years with his zigzag through different scenes: Swiss folk music, jazz, film music, free improvisation or classical interpretation.
Elusive in his stylistics yet unmistakably committed to his own way, Hans Hassler inspires us with his terrifically playful musical sense, with profound humour and startling border crossings. His outside appearance, his waggishness, his virtuosity and his outrageous spectrum from Ländler to jazz make any performance of his a great experience.
«SEHR SCHNEE - SEHR WALD, SEHR» is the first solo album by Hans Hassler, a studio recording that sounds fantastic – it was recorded at Willy Strehler’s studio Klangdach. Hans Hassler, the libertine with beard and heart delivers for the first time insight into his musical cosmos.
released January 1, 2009
Hans Hassler: Accordion solo
All compositions by Hans Hassler (including a short quote of “Schneewalzer” (Nr. 10) and “Es Toggeburgergruessli”, Willi Valotti (Nr. 11). Recorded December, 23, 27, 2007 by Willy Strehler at Studio Klangdach, Guntershausen. Mixed and mastered 2008 by Willy Strehler. Copyright & published by Intakt Records. Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder, Liner notes: Pirmin Bossart, Photos: Francesca Pfeffer. Executive production: Patrik Landolt.