Wolfgang Muthspiel has received a German Jazz Award in the Category String Instruments International
Wolfgang was commissioned by Konzerthaus Wien to write music for the film „Tabu” by F.W.Murnau, to be performed live to the big screen on May 22 2021
Muthspiel / Rom / Eggner
»F. W. Murnau: Tabu«
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Gitarre
Mario Rom, Trompete
Florian Eggner, Violoncello
Film »Tabu / A story of south seas« (Regie: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, USA 1931)
Musik zu »Tabu / A story of south seas« (Regie: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, USA 1931) (UA)
Kompositionsauftrag des Wiener Konzerthauses
Musicians Wolfgang Muthspiel and Christian Muthspiel Celebrate Their Father’s Life with Video Premiere
PREMIERE ON MARCH 18, 2021
on this channel:
An in-depth interview with Wolfgang in Premier Guitar Magazin
Wolfgang Muthspiel: The Man with Two Brains
Using custom axes, loops, and carefully chosen effects, Wolfgang Muthspiel blends jazz and classical mindsets to define the elegant, retro-nuevo sound of his new ECM album, Angular Blues.
seven new scores from the album Angular Blues have been added to the shop:
Kanon in 6/8
Solo Kanon in 5/4
Wolfgang Muthspiel, whom The New Yorker has called “a shining light” among today’s jazz guitarists, returns to the trio format with Angular Blues, his fourth ECM album as a leader, following two acclaimed quintet releases and his trio debut.
two new scores have been added to the shop.
A piece for Cello and Baritone Guitar called “Dark Silk”, which Wolfgang wrote for Sharon and Slava Grigoryan and a version of Wolfgang’s Rhapsody for Solo Guitar.
Wolfgang Muthspiel’s Large Ensemble featuring Ambrose Akinmusire (tp) was premiered in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Vienna with music arranged and directed by Guillermo Klein during their first four concerts. A video recording of the show at Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (GER) from 04th Oct 2019 can be watched here.
April 14 Jazz Standard, NYC
April 15 Jazz Standard, NYC
April 16 Regattabar, BOSTONÂ
April 17 Blue Whale, LA
April 18 Blue Whale, LA
April 19 Freight and Salvage, Berkeley CA
April 20 Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz
Here is a new video of the Quintet featuring Matthieu Michel, Colin Vallon, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard performing my song “For Django” in Basel last November.
The song is named after and inspired by Django Bates.
Wolfgang will be teaching at Seminario Internacional de Jazz de Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain February 28 through March 3
Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet’s second record on ECM «Where the River Goes» is a little more than two months old now and received praise from all over the world. Read some excerpts here.
Wolfgang will embark on a tour with MGT in February 2019, reuniting the guitar trio with Ralph Towner, Slava Grigoryan. They will be playing seven dates in Australia, showcasing new music written by Ralph and Wolfgang.
Here is the complete video of the title track of Wolfgang´s new album Where The River Goes.
Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet
Ambrose Akinmusire (Trompete)
Brad Mehldau (Klavier)
Larry Grenadier (Bass)
Eric Harland (Schlagzeug)
The second album of the Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet „Where The River Goes“ is being released today (05. October 2018) on ECM records. It contains eight new pieces interpreted by Ambrose Akinmusire, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland and Wolfgang himself.
The album is available on most streaming services and can be ordered as CD or LP by clicking here. Matching sheet music is available via the „Works“ header.
Wolfgang’s new album Where The River Goes will be released on October 5th, 2018.
The recording features Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Eric Harland on drums and was produced by Manfred Eicher.
Here you can see a teaser…
Here you can preorder Wolfgang´s new album
Where The River Goes
Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet)
Brad Mehldau (piano)
Larry Grenadier (bass)
Eric Harland (drums)
Date of Release: Oktober 5, 2018
As a kid Wolfgang played violin and loved to play chamber music. With violinist Beni Schmid and cellist Florian Eggner he has formed a Trio that combines this sensibility with improvisation.
Enjoy their first video here
The album “Travel Guide”, a Guitar Trio with Ralph Towner and Slava Grigoryan, was Wolfgang’s first appearance on ECM records. For this album he contributed 5 compositions. They are now available for download at our shop.
New sheet music of many of Wolfgang´s compositions is available for download: all tunes from his two ECM Records releases
Rising Grace and Driftwood as well as a new Suite for Bass Solo which he wrote for Larry Grenadier, and the Kanon in 6/8 for Trio. over the next months we will add many more scores to the site.