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“Wolfgang Schalk is a guitarist’s guitarist... No matter how frenetic or soothing his playing may become, Schalk always plays with a master improviser’s sense of quest.” - DownBeat “For some time now Wolfgang Schalk has shown that he is one of the brightest stars in the jazz guitar firmament. On his new release, he turns up the wattage and delivers his strongest CD to date and one of the best jazz releases this year.” - Tom Evered, fmr GM & SVP, Blue Note Records Hailed by critics in the US and Europe as “one of the best jazz guitarists”, Wolfgang Schalk delivers hard swinging and emotive compositions in the vein of the patriarchal jazz guitarist lineage while highlighting his membership in the elite club of today’s creative voices

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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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Wolfgang Schalk: From Here to There

Read "From Here to There" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk continues to bring that soulful swing which might label him as an acolyte of hard-bop jazz. Yet there's much more to his story as proven in his seventh release as leader From Here To There unveiling fresh material delivered by commanding musicians. This deference to the art-form also proves Schalk's exceptional talent and ...

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Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases "From Here To There"

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases "From Here To There"

Guitarist and composer Wolfgang Schalk’s new album From Here to There is an electrifying statement celebrating the “power of now" in jazz. Schalk’s new compositions plus a fresh take on Ellington’s “Satin Doll" bring the listener on a swinging spiritual journey from the first note. His band—Andy Langham (piano), Carlitos Del Puerto (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)—masterfully ...

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Enter the "Wolfgang Schalk - The Second Third Man" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Wolfgang Schalk - The Second Third Man" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Frame Up Music “Wolfgang Schalk - The Second Third Man“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on November 4th. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Wolfgang Schalk at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) ...

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Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases Special Remix Of "The Second Third Man"

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases Special Remix Of "The Second Third Man"

Release Date: June 11, 2013 / Label: Frame Up Music / Format: CD, Digital Download By Walter Kolosky The collaboration with Michael Brecker was a dream come true. By 1996 standards, the compositions and performances on Wolfgang Schalkʼs The Second Third Man were impressive. The title cut stood out, as I wrote previously: “The Second Third ...

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Enter the "Wolfgang Schalk - Word of Ear" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Wolfgang Schalk - Word of Ear"  Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Wolfgang Schalk - Word of Ear“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select TEN winners at the conclusion of the contest on October 21st. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Wolfgang Schalk at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! About Word ...

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Wolfgang Schalk: Word of Ear

Read "Word of Ear" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

As if to quietly utter “enough with talking about the music...," guitarist Wolfgang Schalk gets to the heart of the matter with Word of Ear and lets his playing speak loud and clear. This is his sixth recording as a leader and he continues to reveal expressive phrasing and piercing solos on hollow body electric and ...

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A New Recording By Guitarist/Composer Wolfgang Schalk

A New Recording By Guitarist/Composer Wolfgang Schalk

Wolfgang Schalk's latest release Word of Ear further showcases his talent as a consummate guitarist, playing with deep soulfulness and feeling. He delivers hard swinging and emotive compositions in the vein of the patriarchal jazz guitarist lineage while highlighting his membership in the elite club of today's creative voices. With the follow up to his critically ...

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Wolfgang Schalk: Wanted

Read "Wanted" reviewed by John Barron

Guitarist/composer Wolfgang Schalk draws inspiration from his experiences on the New York and Los Angeles jazz scenes. These varied musical environments have led the Austrian native down a divergent musical path, colored with a variety of textures and moods. For Wanted, his fifth release as a leader, the guitarist teams up with pianist Geoffrey Keezer, drummer ...


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