PRESS

LA Jazz Scene

By Scott Yanow

An adventurous modern jazz guitarist, Wolfgang Schalk was born and raised in Austria. An early guitar hero was Wes Montgomery. Schalk was a studio musician in Vienna, led his own groups, and made his first album as a leader in 1993. Since that time he has been based in both Los Angeles and New York. On Word Of Ear, he is the head of an excellent quartet also featuring either Helen Sung or George Whitty on piano, bassist Michael Valerio and drummer Tom Brechtlein. 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) that include several pieces that have particularly rewarding chord changes. Schalk’s solos are heated yet relaxed and they build logically. Word Of Ear,
which is easily recommended (and available from www.wolfgangschalk.com), is perhaps most notable for having
one of the very few uptempo versions ever of “Round Midnight.”

 
 
 

OUT NOW!

Frame Up Music (2016)

WOLFGANG SCHALK GUITARS
ANDY LANGHAM
PIANO
CARLITOS DEL PUERTO
BASS
CLARENCE PENN
DRUMS

Available as CD, LP [160-G Audiophile Vinyl w/ Download Card] & Digital

>>LISTEN ON YOUTUBE>>


BUY FROM AMAZON HERE!