NEW ALBUM "FROM HERE TO THERE" ANNOUNCED!
Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases "From Here To There" “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, From Here To There, he turns up the wattage and delivers his strongest CD to date and one of the best jazz releases this year.” - Tom Evered, former GM & SVP, Blue Note Records AllAboutJazz/News
Thanks to DownBeat magazine and managing editor Bobby Reed for selecting “From Here to There” as a July Editor’s Pick: “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.” -- Read the complete review: DownBeat.com
COULEURS JAZZ HITS: “Jazz guitarist Wolfgang Schalk is a species unlike any other, amongst music’s celestial stars… a musician with religious intensity and a composer with heavy virtuosity…a delicacy of decadent genius.” - Coulerus Jazz
“A new album from Wolfgang Schalk is always like Christmas, Easter and birthday together, a big celebration of massive emotional power and jazz, that makes you wishless happy. What Wolfgang and his band gets out of Duke’s old hit from the first bar, deserves a entry into the golden book of the Jazz Guitar Kings… World Class.” - Jazzpodium
The prolific guitarist Wolfgang Schalk is at it again. With his latest offering, "From Here to There,” he continues to mine what seems to be an endless fount of brilliant musical ideas which he and his bandmates put forth with killer chops. - Walter Kolosky (Author and co-host of the Jazz Rocks! podcast)
“With his current album Schalk cements his reputation as a creative, genius Post-Bop guitarist even deeper into the international jazz-foundation… Explosive and meditative.”
Check out Wolfgang's interview with Karl Stober in
"Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases Special Remix
"The Second Third Man" is indicative of the whole album. It is improvised music of originality and high performance. Schalk and Brecker are perfect foils… This is a high-caliber chops fest…" - Jazz.com
"Check out rare tracks from Brecker in his prime. He's the perfect foil for the guitarist's tricky, steeplechase unison lines… Schalk has moved on to other bands and concepts since 1996, but he was wise to reinstate this gem in his catalogue." - DownBeat
"The best, the most convincing, intellectually and - to the same degree - emotionally demanding jazz guitarist...
"Wolfgang Schalk’s playing is fresh and innovative. This disc takes you by surprise from the start... hauntingly beautiful.” - Just Jazz Guitar
"A very fluent guitarist (perfectly at ease at rapid tempos) who also has an expressive sound, he introduces a set of originals (plus one standard)... " - LA Jazz Scene (Scott Yanow)