Tue Jan. 3, 2023

Raphael Wressnig & The Soul Gift Band (A/I)

Raphael Wressnig: hammond B-3 organ, vocals
Enrico Crivellaro: guitar
Hans-Jürgen Bart: drums

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“It’s a true organ trio effort smeared in fat and grease - no fakery. Uncommonly adept at the art of nailing down funk rhythms, this international threesome infuses groove music with elements of jazz, blues, R&B, soul and gospel as if they’d found the Holy Grail to be the early-1970s, cross-genre funk of Jimmy McGriff. Suggestive of McGriff, but with a modern approach, Wressnig changes the tones and drawbar setting throughout a song and deals from a deck of Jimmy Smith-inspired R&B lines, hooks and licks.The fortyish Graz resident displays tremendous spirit and keen musical intellect as he accentuates the natural beauty of the Hammond” (DOWNBEAT)

"It’s 2021 most purely enjoyable blues listening experience” (LIVING BLUES)

"Oh yes, Raphael plays a dynamic brand of B-3, his passion commensurate with his technique and his creative intelligence. He's a high-voltage dynamo but also a musician of surprising delicacy and self-reflection. Call him one of the finest blues/jazz/soul B-3 operators anywhere." (DOWNBEAT)