Heavy organ soul & funk Raphael Wressnig, based in Austria but frequently on the road, is not your ordinary B-3 organ player. He’s actually one of a kind: a young master of the imposing, large instrument who is expansive in his breadth of expertise. He’s technically fluent in the blues, in jazz, in soul, and in funk, and he concocts exciting mixed-genre music from his fervid imagination. Versatile Wressnig doesn’t flaunt his virtuosic talent for the sake of spectacle but rather backs up his every movement on the keyboards, the drawbar and the bass pedal boards with a fierce emotional commitment.
"The Soul Connection, Deluxe Edition" includes the new studio album "The Soul Connection" and the fiery live album "Captured Live". Raphael has been on stage for 20 years now. Following the powerful 2014 release "Soul Gumbo" recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana featuring some luminaries of the crescent city scene, the organ master joined forces with Brazilian guitar boss Igor Prado to cut the new studio album in Sao Paulo, Brazil. "The Soul Connection" features legendary singers Wee Willie Walker, David Hudson and Leon Beal (Leon Beal, Jr. - Soul Singer) and the fabulous rhythm section of Rodrigo Mantovani and Yuri Prado and horn parts by Sax Gordon