“Two men, one goal: jazz with a voice” states the Website of Norbert Gottschalk and Frank Haunschild (www.theduo.de). Together, they have completed three jobs for which they have received top grades. In addition, these two artists can look back on a remarkable CV: Norbert Gottschalk, a jazz vocalist from Essen, as a teacher and coveted guest musician, Frank Haunschild, the jazz guitar master, as a conservatory teacher, author and solo artist.
On “4 The Road”, these two musicians demonstrate once again their common musical magic. Norbert Gottschalk is very convincing, with his satiny voice and agile scat singing, while Frank Haunschild uses an archtop and a steelstring to present his elegant guitar style with its heavily nuanced colorings. Performing attractive interpretations plus their own compositions full of rich harmonies, this congenial duo has produced a masterpiece, whose title is programmatic.
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Norbert Gottschalk: vocals, flugelhorn, guitar (track 5)
Frank Haunschild: el.and ac. guitars, vocals (track 5)