Frank Woeste
Pocket Rhapsody II

VÖ: 30.10.2020

Genre: Crossover


ACT 9917-2, 614427991720
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

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

A jack-of-all-trades at the keys: a frenzy of sound colours pours out of the compositions, which are always melodically and rhythmically clearly defined up to pop and rock aesthetics. On the one hand, through even more electronic sounds from the beloved Fender Rhodes electric piano and various synthesizers, on the other through the surprising use of a children's choir. On Pocket Rhapsody II, Frank Woeste once again succeeds in creating "a fresh and invigorating sound that wants to stand out from everything" (Irish Times).

Frank Woeste
In his long-time adopted home of Paris and the French jazz scene, Frank Woeste, born in Hanover in 1976, is one of the most sought-after jazz musicians.Stars like Ibrahim Maalouf, Youn Sun Nah and also Michel Portal rely on Woeste's services. According to WDR, Woeste is "one of the best German pianists". He is not only an instrumentalist bubbling over with ideas, masterfully handling various keyboard instruments, but also an accomplished composer and shrewd arranger.Woeste understands his work as all-encompassing: as someone who wants to leave his mark equally in playing and on the sheet of music.