A workshop is a place where things are made and things are fixed. It is a place for discovery. It is a place for capability. It is a place for invention and improvisation. A workshop is a place where you have the freedom to use your hands to create something totally your own. Based on these ideas, I set myself to work for many long hours in my own workshop to create the music that is this album. I hope you enjoy the sounds from my workshop!
released September 14, 2013
Produced, composed, arranged, performed, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Tim Haufe
This album was recorded from July 4, 2012 to April 28, 2013. The majority of the recording was done at Tim's parent's house in Poughkeepsie, NY, with the remaining sessions taking place at the Bell's house in Greenwich, CT, and at Professor Mooseknuckle's apartment in Poultney, VT.
Tim Haufe: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Organ, Trumpets on “That Tune I Showed Steve”
Professor Zachary “Mooseknuckle” Hampton: Tenor Saxophone
Geoff Ackerman: Trumpet
Kevin Ackerman: Trombone
Album art illustrated by Tim Haufe
I would very much like to thank:
Kevin, Geoff, and Professor Mooseknuckle for their hard work, professionalism, and flexibility; Brian Marchini for lending a considerable amount of recording equipment and knowledge; Richard and Claudia Bell for their hospitality and for allowing the use of their home and piano for recording; Zak Hampton and Sarah Hoch for their hospitality; My parents, Tim and Cathy, for letting me use a room in their house as a recording studio; Kent Baker for teaching me how to play piano and put the puzzle pieces together; Robert Knox for his piano tuning skills; Julian DeFelice for his continuing support; and Jaklyn VanManen for her continuing support, and for her continually reminding me that this project was not a complete waste of my time!
“Tim has all the qualities one looks for in a live performance: He is in tune with the elasticity of the crowd. I could feel myself being drawn closer and closer to the music as the song went on.” -Daniel Dissinger, InStereoPress