Quotes about Wolfgang Muthspiel
"Wolfgang Muthspiel is a shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation."
The New Yorker, September 2007
"By keeping his cool, the Austrian guitarist draws the listener in. Now you're in Muthspiel's territory, and you have about two minutes before your jazz sensibilities are in the palm of his hand."
Miami New Times, September 6 2007
"..."Wait until you hear it," says Muthspiel, before launching into the best number of the evening. Played by Muthspiel's supergroup of Marc Johnson (double bass) and Brian Blade (drums), it is radical, heavy, irresistibly engulfing, like the Vortex itself. This is an outstanding gig, played to a sold-out audience."
The Guardian, 16 January 2003
"The improvisations of Wolfgang Muthspiel, the most interesting guitarist of the younger generation, are miracles of intensity."
AZ, Munich, July 1998
"A natural virtuoso. On the electric guitar he can produce sounds as light and nimble as a harp's; on the violin he is alert and steely. Partly composed and partly improvised, his pieces included homages to Stravinsky, his jazz colleague Paul Motian and the Beatles."
Paul Griffiths, The New York Times, 2/9/98
"Rivetingly original, thoughtful and totally absorbing without being forbiddingly esoteric; firmly structured but allowing just enough space for free individual expression."
Chris Parker, The Times, London, 1/23/9