Frank Woeste

Pocket Rhapsody II - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9917-2
  • Barcode: 614427991720
  • German Release: 30/10/2020
  • Genre: Crossover, Jazz

“Frank Woeste is the kind of musician who loves to give a helping hand (or in his case, both hands...) to those he works with. So music becomes a lesson: that listening comes before speaking, that empathy and respect are the norm. Playing with Frank encourages other musicians to reveal their best side; he shows us that a better world is possible!” Alex Dutilh (Open Jazz / France Musique)

CD € 17,50

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When Frank Woeste's "Pocket Rhapsody" album was released in early 2016, the pianist earned a well-deserved place in the limelight. Here was a pianist who “doesn’t sound like anyone else out there at the moment" (London Jazz News) with a "style at once powerful, elegant, rousing and outlandish" (ARTE Metropolis). The album also brought a strong re-connection with the German jazz audience, because although Woeste has made his home since 1999 in Paris, and has a substantial profile on the French scene – both through his own projects and as a result of his work alongside stars such as Youn Sun Nah and Ibrahim Maalouf – he was actually born in Hanover.Woeste is living proof of the power of what can happen when cultures combine. In him we find a technical grounding from German classical music co-existing with a passi...

line up

Frank Woeste / piano, Fender rhodes & synths
Eric Vloeimans / trumpet
Robinson Khoury / trombone
Julien Herné / bass
Stéphane Galland / drums
Oscar Woeste / voice on Tryptique III
Children‘s Choir Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine

Recording Information

Music composed, arranged and produced by Frank Woeste

Recorded and mixed by Erwan Boulay at Studio Libretto, Paris, June 2019
Mastered by Guillaume Jay
Children’s Choir Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, directed by Gaël Darchen
Music Project Director: Clotilde Sébert