Wolfgang Muthspiel

Wolfgang Muthspiel © Laura Pleifer
Wolfgang Muthspiel © Laura Pleifer


Genre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Styria, Austria
Label: www.materialrecords.com/
Booking: isabelle@miooow.com
Website: www.wolfgangmuthspiel.com/en



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Wolfgang Muthspiel is a musician who thrives in exploring new musical boundaries. For him, musical borders are there to be exceeded. No matter in what formation or context, the Styrian musician, born in 1965, always manages to create a highly individual musical language with his distinctive, stylistically extremely complex performance, which aligns technical brilliance and complexity with profound musical elegance.

Instead of clinging to traditional jazz standards, the award-winning guitarist and composer (among many other awards, he won the 1997 Hans Koller Award for Musician of the Year and was chosen as the European Jazz Musician of the Year in 2003), rather understands music as a broad field for artistic process and not as a system subdivided into individual segments. Above all, it is his openness to new things, experimentation, and the tremendous complexity, which characterizes the cross-genre work of Wolfgang Muthspiel. A glance at his many projects opens up an enormously wide range of styles and modes of performance. There are not that many musicians of his kind, who are able to master the art of strolling through various musical worlds with such spectacular ease


“For me, jazz is about how to deal with improvisation” – Wolfgang Muthspiel

Wolfgang Muthspiel (c) Laura Pleifer

After two highly acclaimed releases with his quintet, jazz guitarist WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL returns to the trio format on his new album “Angular Blues” (ECM Records). In his new tunes, playing with drummer BRIAN BLADE and … read more »


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(c) Laura Pleier

WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL and his all-star formation have taken a wonderful journey through the world of timelessly elegant jazz in their newest album “Rising Grace” (ECM) Cover “Rising Grace” Looking back on the musical productions and … read more »