Creativity, competence, charisma: These are the cornerstones of his success, as a jazz vocalist and musician, a professor of jazz vocals and improvisation at the state conservatory in Maastricht, or as a guest for Peter Herbolzheimer, Frank Nimsgern and many others.
For the first time on this CD, Gottschalk shows his brilliance as a solo singer and guitarist. In addition to two of his own compositions, he has made stylish arrangements of classics such as A. C. Jobim’s “No More Blues”, has filled Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” with new life and casually refined Freddie Hubbard’s “Byrdlike” with text. Performance is the main focus on “Solo”. Thirteen cuts were recorded “as purely as possible” and give the album the unmistakable charm of a live performance. Norbert Gottschalk once again reveals himself to be a skilled scat performer and vocalist, whose sensitive timbre underscores the warm character of this excellent production and shows one more facet of this extraordinary artist.
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Norbert Gottschalk: vocals, guitars, horns