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Wolfgang Schalk Quartet CD Release Party
October 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
WOLFGANG SCHALK Quartet Album Release Party featuring:
Wolfgang Schalk – guitar
Andy Langham – piano
Carlitos Del Puerto – bass
Oscar Seaton – drums
Alva’s Showroom 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
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.
“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
“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