Frank Muschalle Trio
Frank Muschalle Trio
After 11 years studying classical piano he discovered the joys of boogie woogie at the age of 19. Since then he has devoted himself entirely to this music. The boogie woogie trio Ammons, Johnson and Lewis as well as pianists like Axel Zwingenberger, Little Brother Montgomery or Cow Cow Davenport have deeply influenced his development. Within a short period of time Frank has acquired a fine reputation not only among insiders. Appearances on TV and radio have contributed to Frank´s remarkable success. As early as October 1995 his debut-CD,”Great Boogie Woogie News”, was published by the Vienna label Document Records.
Afterwards Frank gave performances in jazz clubs and festivals, on a tour of Austria with the Mojo Bluesband and Red Holloway, at concerts in the Jazzland and the Starclub (Vienna), and at concerts with Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber and Martin Pyrker. Quite soon Frank Muschalle outgrew his role as a local talent; invitations to concerts such as the “Stars of Boogie Woogie” - Festival in the Vienna Concert Hall speak for themselves. In March 1997 the second CD, “Battin´ The Boogie”, came out, also published by Document Records. The production caused a sensation among international experts. In September 1998 Frank was invited on a two - week tour of South Carolina (USA) with the Mojo Bluesband.
In the course of this tour, recordings with Jimmy McCracklin and Nappy Brown were made for Ripete Records (USA). In 2002 the “40 - Years American - Folk - Blues - Festival Jubilee” took place in Germany and Frank played on this Tour with Blues-Stars Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Bob Stroger and Lousiana Red. Two Month later, Frank was invited to the “Jumpin´at the Flagships” - Tour through all parts of Switzerland. He played there with Red Holloway, Jimmy Coe, Carrie Smith and Rusty Zinn.
The Swiss TV recorded a one hour TV - Show of this performance. At this point of time, Frank has recorded 7 different cds and his musical style is well-known for its superb technical fireworks and subtle nuances. Time and again he creates an expectant atmosphere in his audience which is constantly heightened by the skilful changes of musical mood. For all that, Frank Muschalle´s convincing and unaffected performances make dramatic stage effects superfluous - the music speaks for itself. II.
The Biography below was translated from German to English using the Google Translator program. The original text can be seen and read here: http://www.frankmuschalle.de/index.php?id=1277&L=1%2F%2F%3Finclude_path%3D TRIO WITH Dani Gugolz AND PETER MÜLLER Dani Gugolz was (born in Zurich in 1963) early through the record collection of his father in contact with jazz gebracht.Mit 12 he learned to play the piano and at the age of 14 he has already participated in an international competition in Zurich boogie. In 1983, Dani made his first visit to Chicago, where he played with blues musicians such as Eddie C. Campbell, Jimmy Walker, Big Smokey Smothers and others. His instrumental spectrum extended Dani toward rhythm section and taught himself the Kontrabaßspiel. His models are the classic blues and jazz bassists such as Ransom Knowling, Willie Dixon and Milt Hinton. 15 years as a bassist Dani was a member of the Mojo Blues Band, participated in numerous recordings and played countless international tours. Especially working with artists such as Axel Zwingenberger, Jay McShann and Champion Jack Dupree made him one of the most competent bassist in the blues and boogie-scene. Peter Müller (born 1955 in Vienna) was since 1989 the rhythmic backbone of the Mojo Blues Band. Countless Blues and Boogie sizes he accompanied together with much more of this formation, such as Jimmy McCracklin, Champion Jack Dupree, AC Reed, Rusty Zinn, Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber, Little Willie Littlefield, Louisiana Red, Red Holloway In Fred Below, the legendary drummer from Chicago who brought the "Double Shuffle" to perfection, Peter found his first great role model, while the "missing link" between blues and jazz. Later he heard no more shots let go by Gene Krupa, whose vitality and unending him improvise. In this phase of personal musical reorientation were the first tours and recordings were with Frank Muschalle and Dani Gugolz.
TRIO WITH DIRK ENGEL MEYER AND MATTHIAS Klüter DIRK ENGEL MEYER, born in 1969 near Osnabrück discovered at an early age the drums for themselves and since then dealt extensively with the many facets of this instrument. Initially impressed by blues and rock music of the '60s, today the New Orleans-influenced drummer, Chicago jazz and swing era as Nick Fatool, Dave Tough, Sid Catlett JCHeard or the play of Dirk Engel Meyer. He accompanied many years various groups and soloists, where he has since asked especially as a companion of boogie-woogie pianist. He worked alongside the work with his regular duo partner Frank Muschalle, with concerts by including Axel Zwingenberger Martin Pyrker, Tibor Grasser and Henning Pertiet. Also as a vocalist Dirk Engelmeyer always fascinates by its charmingly unaffektierte type audiences. His repertoire of blues and barrelhouse title of 30s and 40s mixed with spirited boogie-woogie classics and light, worn pieces in the Kansas City swing tradition. Matthias Klüter (bass), 1969 frets, Westphalia, born discovered his love for music 25 years ago, learned to play guitar and trumpet, and finally found his true passion, the double bass. He worked as a sound engineer and producer in various musical projects and intensified its deep roots with traditional blues and jazz.
During this time, his groovy play developed in the tradition of Kontrabaßlegenden like Walter Page or Jimmy Blanton. As a result, Matthias played as support act for the likes of Clifton Chenier Jr. or AC Reed and worked with Rusty Zinn, Axel Zwingenberger, Vince Weber, Matthias Seuffert, Herbert Christ and others. For 6 years, he is now part of the rhythm section in Frank Muschalle Trio. You can also see ‘Frank Muschelle’ on Last.fm here: http://www.last.fm/music/Frank+Muschalle Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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