Samstag, 2. Juni 2012 20:30, Café Museum Passau
"Word Of Ear" CD-Release Concert"
Using his keen talent for musical invention, Wolfgang Schalk has garnered international acclaim as a gifted guitarist and composer. Wolfgang Schalk's new release Word of Ear showcases his talent as a consummate guitarist, playing with deep soulfulness and feeling. A guitarist with impeccable chops, 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 todays creative voices. The main characteristics of Wolfgang Schalk's music is his drive to formal control on one hand and his melodic talent and skills as a composer on the other. His compositions are pleasantly complex, rich in contrasts, nevertheless resolutely intended in a narrative cantability that creates fertile room for expression with his musicans.
George Whitty is a keyboardist, Emmy-nominated composer and Grammy-winning producer. As a pianist and synthesist, he's spent 15 years playing live with the Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Richard Bona, Chaka Khan, Sadao Watanabe, and a dozen others, and his recording resume includes some of the best-selling records of all time: Santana's "Supernatural" (with Dave Matthews), Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" and "These are Special Times", and nearly 100 other CDs. As a producer, his Grammy-winning streak began with Chaka Khan's "The Woman I Am" in 1992 and extends through 3 releases with the Brecker Brothers and Randy Brecker's CD "34th and Lex", 2004's Grammy-winner for Contemporary Jazz Record of the Year, which he produced, programmed and mixed.
Chris Minh Doky stands out as one of the most talented bass players in contemporary music. He is regarded among the masters of the upright bass widely recognized for his passionate delivery and extraordinary technical gifts. As expressed by Down Beat Magazine: "...there is a softness and grips clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument". Chris Minh Doky played with the Michael Brecker Quartet, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene, John Scofield, Kenny Garret, Mike Stern, David Sanborn and many more. New Album: "Scenes From A Dream", Chris Minh Doky & The Nomads w/ George Whitty, Dean Brown & Dave Weckl.