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Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk releases Obsession. Available now!

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk releases Obsession. Available now!


Wolfgang Schalk (guitar), Andy Langham (piano), Carlitos Del Puerto (bass), Gene Coye (drums), Luisito Quintero (percussion, voice). Recorded at United Recording, Los Angeles, CA. “Obsession is my tribute to the dedication to music and art. It is also a mantra for the responsibility which comes attached to it. It is something you have in your veins ...

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Jo-Yu Chen: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Japanese musicians get most of the ink when jazz sights turn to Asian-born wonders, but pianist Jo-Yu Chen is proof that Taiwan has its fair share of homegrown talent. Chen has been making waves over the past few years, self-releasing her Sam Yahel-produced debut, joining the fold as a Steinway Artist and, most recently, signing with ...

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Jo-Yu Chen: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Allieva di Kenny Barron, Jason Moran e Sam Yahel, la pianista taiwanese fa il suo ingresso sulla scena del jazz dalla porta principale, debuttando in trio con un lavoro co-prodotto con il suo mentore Yahel, grande strumentista ancora in attesa dei dovuti riconoscimenti. Il CD dopo essere apparso sul mercato come autoproduzione è stato poco dopo ...

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Erika: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Qual è l'ossessione della giovane Erika Matsuo? Farsi largo nel mondo delle vocalist jazz, per esempio. Come? Interpretando nel suo CD di esordio classici a 360 gradi per genere e autori. Si va da Cole Porter ("Night and Day") a Van Morrison ("Moondance"), passando per Milton Nascimento ("Bridges/Travessia"), Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Chega de Saudade"), Chico Buarque ("Atras da Porta") e ...

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Erika: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Young vocalist Erika springs a surprise on herself with Obsession. Japanese by birth and schooled relatively recently in jazz, she is not only pitch-perfect while singing in English, but negotiates Brazilian charts in Portuguese with near perfect emotion (if not always perfect diction). The biggest surprise of all is the Japanese repertoire, with which she rounds ...

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Erika: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Obsession is vocalist Erika Matsuo's debut CD, but it comes after a long and varied musical career that includes the all-girl rock band Tear Drops, in her native Japan, and work with the City College of New York's Latin jazz band. This is the debut, therefore, of an experienced singer and it shows in Matsuo's confident ...

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Tessa Souter: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by Joel Roberts

New York-based, British-born Tessa Souter is a jazz singer with interests far outside the jazz world. On Obsession, Souter mostly shuns well-trodden standards and classic jazz fare in favor of a varied set of rock, pop and Brazilian tunes.

With her rich contralto and crystal-clear diction, Souter delivers lyrics with a theatrical, but never ...

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Tessa Souter: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Tessa Souter is a consummate and dedicated vocalist who is deservedly on the rise in the New York jazz scene and elsewhere. A contralto who sings with both precision and emotion, her impressionist and minimalist interpretations bring out the meanings of her songs while remaining true to their melodic lines. Following Listen Love (Nara Music, 2004) ...

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Tessa Souter: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Per capire che ci si trova davanti a un'artista raffinata e complessa basta ascoltare la tesa e languida cover di “Eleanor Rigby," posta proprio in apertura di questo sorprendente Obsession. Tessa Souter è una cantante senza dubbio fortemente imparentata col jazz, ma incline a un concetto di musica nel quale predominano saldi appigli alla forma-canzone classica. Nel suo ultimo ...

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David Sanchez: Obsession

Read "Obsession" reviewed by John Sharpe

It comes as no surprise that David Sanchez, who was born in Puerto Rico and started playing tenor at age 12, would want to fill Obsesion with compositions from his homeland, Brazil and Cuba. These are the sounds he grew up with. The only tune by a non-Latin American is Cuban Fantasy, written by American pianist ...