Angular Blues is to be the new Wolfgang Muthspiel album.
On it the Austrian guitarist-composer is with double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade. Muthspiel is currently on tour in Switzerland with Larry Grenadier and his Brad Mehldau trio bandmate Jeff Ballard.
One of the top 20 living greats among guitarists Muthspiel uses both acoustic and electric guitars on the record, squeezes in his originals 'Hüttengriffe' and 'Camino' plus includes standards 'Everything I Love' and, introduced to jazz by Woody Herman in the early-1940s covered memorably by Luiz Bonfá in the 50s, Gene De Paul's 'I'll Remember April'. Look too for guitar-only spotlight feature 'Solo Kanon in 5/4'. On the ECM label, release date is 20 March.