|The First Ever Solo Album From the Acclaimed Pianist
of the JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY
"Brian Haas paints with his fingers. In a flurry, his joyful digits add color to 88 black and white keys. He plays with the assured abandon of an artist in complete control of his craft." - Keyboard Magazine
The Truth About Hollywood is the debut album from pianist Brian Haas, but jazz and improvisational music fans are no strangers to his masterful piano work. As one of the founding members of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Haas is revered for his dynamic chops, abstract improvisations and visceral piano stylings—having recently received rave reviews from the likes of Downbeat, Keyboard Magazine and Signal To Noise, while continuing to perform over 150 dates a year with his original band. On The Truth About Hollywood, Haas goes it alone. It’s just he and the 88 keys of the grand piano at the legendary Hollywood recording studio, Radio Recorders. Haas delves into a program that includes four Monk compositions, a handful of originals and the classic standard, “Alone Together.” It’s a record of elegance and grace that is by all accounts a jazz piano masterwork worthy of the greats into whose sphere Haas is so quickly ascending.