Wolfgang Schalk Quartet Tue, February 28th Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY 10016 (Sets at 7:30 & 9:30)
Celebrating the release of Space Messengers (Universal Music / Emarcy)
Wolfgang Schalk - guitar Dave Kikoski - piano Andy McKee - bass Ian Froman - drums
All About Jazz on Space Messengers: Wolfgang Schalk proves to be an explosively inventive guitarist and a gifted, challenging composer. Backed by an alert, vibrant rhythm section, he digs deep into eight original compositions, improvising with considerable intelligence, passion, and swing... Yet, as good as these guitar solos are (and they are very, very good), the compositions themselves are what first catch the ear... If other musicians pick up on these tunes, every single one of them has the potential to become a jazz standard... Highly recommended."