Frank Woeste
Pocket Rhapsody

VÖ: 29.01.2016

Genre: Piano Jazz


ACT 9587-2, 614427958723
Frank Woeste / piano, Fender Rhodes, organ & bass synth
Ben Monder / guitar
Justin Brown / drums

Ibrahim Maalouf / trumpet on 02 & 08
Youn Sun Nah / vocals on 03
Sarah Nemtanu / violin
Gregoire Korniluk / cello

Composed, arranged & produced by Frank Woeste
Lyrics on 03 by Youn Sun Nah
Recorded by Frank Woeste at Studio Libretto, January 2014
Additional Recording by Peter Karl at Peter Karl Studio,
New York, March 2014
Editing and Mixing by Julien Carton
and Frank Woeste at Sweetspot Studio
Mastering by Raphael Jonin and Maël Vallin
Cover art by Terry Winters, „Clocks and Clouds“ (7),
2012 / ACT Art Collection
Frank Woeste's debut as an ACT-artist, not only reveals a musician brimming with ideas, but also a fully-fledged composer and an extremely adept arranger. His trio with guitarist Ben Monder and drummer Justin Brown creates a sound which is orchestral in its scale and its impact. The intimacy of chamber music goes hand in hand here with the forward propulsion of a jazz trio, and with the power of a big band. In other words, the title “Pocket Rhapsody” gets it right.
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.