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Wolfgang Schalk

Hailed by critics in the US and Europe as “one of the best jazz guitarists”, Wolfgang Schalk delivers hard swinging and emotive compositions in the vein of the patriarchal jazz guitarist lineage while highlighting his membership in the elite club of today’s creative voices. A guitarist with impeccable chops, Schalk's musicianship is illuminated on both electric and nylon-string guitar. Recalling the sounds of esteemed fret-board masters Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino and Pat Metheny, Schalk expands on the tradition by playing dynamic music expressing thoughtfulness and original artistic abilities as one of today's authentic jazz guitarists. 



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”...an explosively inventive guitarist and a gifted, challenging composer...every single one of them has the potential to become a jazz standard...Highly recommended.” - All About Jazz (Marc Mayers)

“world class in every sense of the term...With “Wanted”, Schalk proves once again that some of the strongest and exciting voices in jazz guitar are coming from the other side of the Atlantic.” - Just Jazz Guitar

“...one of the best jazz guitarists on the US scene (he lives in the US)...Heartily recommended, and I've been playing jazz on the radio for 30 years.” 
- John Motavalli, WPKN Radio, CT

“Superb outing by Austrian guitarist is fueled by the forcefully swinging rhythm section...
A decided Pat Metheny-Pat Martino influence on the burning title track, the mellow bossa “Monroe Street” and the frantic “A Hip Bop.” - JazzTimes (Bill Milkowski)


“Schalk's make -it -look -easy swing and brisk, mellifluous lines...the younger axeman tailors the influences to his own ends rather than simply throwing on hand-me-downs.”
- Philadelphia Daily News (Critic's picks by Shaun Brady)

“a powerful force...Schalk's single-note lines, on both electric and acoustic guitar, evoke the pin-point precision style of Pat Martino with the acumen of Pat Metheny...exceptional release.” - All About Jazz (John Barron)

“Each ringing note drips with feeling...This is very moving music played with a purpose.” - Jazz.com

“Wanted” is a superlative album

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