Wolfgang Schalk Bandet | The Second Third Man (feat. Michael Brecker) [Remixed & Remastered in 2012]

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The Second Third Man (feat. Michael Brecker) [Remixed & Remastered in 2012]

by Wolfgang Schalk Bandet

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk Releases Special Remix of The Second Third Man.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. High Up to the Sky (feat. Michael Brecker)
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2. Schwarzbraun Ist Der Hasenfuss (feat. Michael Brecker)
6:50 $0.99
3. One for Us (feat. Michael Brecker)
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4. The Second Third Man (feat. Michael Brecker)
6:03 $0.99
5. Wendepunkt
9:40 $0.99
6. Frank (for Frank Zappa)
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7. 150 Miles
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8. No Smoke On the Water
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By Walter Kolosky
- Author of the book Power, Passion and Beauty - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The collaboration with Michael Brecker was a dream come true.

By 1996 standards, the compositions and performances on Wolfgang Schalk’s The Second Third Man were impressive. The title cut stood out, as I wrote for Jazz.com: "The Second Third Man" is indicative of the whole album. It is improvised music of originality and high performance. Schalk and Michael Brecker are perfect foils as they tackle a complicated and relentless head arrangement. The momentum generated makes it sound as if the melody were spring-wound.” 

Noted jazz writer Hank Bordowitz agreed and wrote, "Michael Brecker delivered some of his finest blowing, cutting loose on tracks like the album's title cut."

The music on The Second Third Man is an amalgam of electric-jazz, progressive and modern jazz traditions and melodic invention showcased in the boundary-less dimension of free expression and interplay. Gritty and hard-charging grooves easily flow into lyrical beauty and out again. Schalk’s compositions are structured, but spatial, and their interpretations give clear evidence of the stimulating band chemistry that took place during the recording sessions.

The original release didn’t really receive proper marketing. In addition, Schalk never was really happy with the sound. “The final mix wasn’t like what I heard in the studio.” Luckily, the original session tapes had been saved. When Schalk started his own label, Frame Up Music, and gained all ownership rights to the album’s music, he saw it as a great opportunity to remix the album. 

The brand new remix of The Second Third Man affirms Schalk’s standing as a creative composer and major modern guitar voice. Like Pat Metheny, Schalk’s main influence was Wes Montgomery. You can hear some similarities between Schalk and Metheny, but both have taken what they have learned from Montgomery and put it into their own bags. 

In addition to Brecker’s star turn, Schalk was joined on the album by his talented mid-nineties working band, Florian Bramboeck on tenor and soprano sax, Paul Urbanek on piano & keys, Werner Feldgrill on bass, Herbert Reisinger on drums and guest Peter Herbert on acoustic bass. 



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