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Since moving from Vienna, Austria, to New York City, and subsequently to Los Angeles, guitarist and composer Wolfgang Schalk has enjoyed an enviable career. During the past 13 years, he’s recorded with elite players such as Michael Brecker, Dave Kikosky, Geoffrey Keezer and Helen Sung, to name a few. And no wonder: Schalk displays a fluency in jazz-guitar styles ranging from Wes Montgomery to Pat Metheny to Toninho Horta. Although the lion’s share of his discography comprises original compositions, the guitarist does honor his influences, including Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” on his latest album, and Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll” on From Here to There (Frame Up Music), his latest. The album title might refer to the path of Schalk’s artistry, which encompasses jazz tradition as well as modern expressions, or it might reflect his bi-coastal existence, which finds him performing with bands in New York and California. The guitarist hardly sounds jet-lagged on the lovely and meditative “Zensibility,” our selection. Beautifully supported by pianist Andy Langham, bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and drummer Clarence Penn, Schalk’s crystalline leads are soulful and elegant.”

 
 
 

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Frame Up Music (2016)

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

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