Wolfgang Schalk's new release "Word of Ear" further showcases his talent as a consummate
guitarist, playing with deep soulfulness and feeling. He delivers hard swinging and emotive
compositions in the vein of the patriarchal jazz guitarist lineage while highlighting his
membership in the elite club of todays creative voices.
With the follow up to his critically acclaimed release "Wanted" (Frame Up Music 2008)
the bi-coastal (NY/LA) jazz guitarist presents new music with an exciting band that includes
the tremendous rhythm section of drummer Tom Brechtlein and bassist Michael Valerio
with outstanding contributions from award winning pianist Helen Sung and multikeyboardist
George Whitty. The disc was recorded at Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles, CA.
Yet, in contrast to the familiar term "word of mouth", it is the music that speaks with its
unique yet familiar language. This embodies the essence of Word of Ear as Schalk reaffirms
that "jazz is one of the deepest art-forms of music interpretation." These concepts are fully realized
within the recording's nine tracks.