Wolfgang SCHALK "From Here to There" - Album Release Party -
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016 8:30 PM PDT
Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA
WOLFGANG SCHALK “From Here to There” Album Release Party
Wolfgang Schalk - guitar
Andy Langham - piano
Carlitos Del Puerto - bass
Oscar Seaton - drums
* DownBeat Editors’ Picks calls Schalk a “master improviser”
* Selected by Jazziz Magazine for Critic’s Choices – Best of the Year!
* "I rarely get CD's by jazz guitarists this good. I am really knocked out. It stands out.” - KCRW, Tom Schnabel
Catalina Jazz Club is excited to celebrate the release of guitarist Wolfgang Schalk’s highly acclaimed new album From Here to There, showcasing fresh material penned by Schalk. Following the groovy remix of his gem “The Second Third Man” featuring 13-time Grammy winner Michael Brecker, this collaborative tour de force brings the listener on a swinging spiritual journey.
For his newest project, Schalk surrounds himself with a quartet of the hottest and most sought after musicians in the international music scene. * Carlitos Del Puerto, bass (Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Barbara Streisand) * Andy Langham, piano (Poncho Sanchez, Natalie Cole, John Abercrombie) * Oscar Seaton, drums (George Benson, Lionel Richie, Lee Ritenour)
Hailed by critics in the US and Europe as “one of the best jazz guitarists” with music that is “explosive and meditative,” Schalk delivers hard swinging and emotive compositions. Recalling the sounds of esteemed fret-board masters Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, John Scofield and Pat Metheny, Schalk expands on the tradition highlighting his membership in the elite club of today’s creative voices.
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“One of the brightest stars in the jazz guitar firmament and one of the best jazz releases this year.” - Tom Evered, fmr GM & SVP, Blue Note Records
"Intriguing work... which reaches from warm-toned melodic playing to free-style adventuring." - Los Angeles Times
“Strong and modern post-bop vibe chops à la Pat Martino…" - All About Jazz
"World class in every sense of the term." - Just Jazz Guitar “A musician with religious intensity and a composer with heavy virtuosity… a delicacy of decadent genius.” - Couleurs Jazz HITS
“This album and the sound’s contained within the jewel box, strap the listener in for one therapeutic session of a pure jazz melodic workout.” - Cadence Magazine
"The best, the most convincing, intellectually and - to the same degree - emotionally demanding jazz guitarist... It's all about unrivalled world class.” - Jazz Podium