Raphael Wressnig
Raphael (*1979) is, what concerns the piano and the organ, a self-educated musician. At the age of 15, he started with his studies of blues and jazz on the piano, later also on the B3. Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff gave the stamps on his style, but he has been influenced also by players like John Medeski and Larry Goldings.
 
He toured Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, France, and Denmark. Numerous well known artists, with whom he played together mark his way, such as John Mooney, Louisiana Red or Alex Schultz, to name only a few. Also, Raphael took part in various Eurpean blues and jazz festivals. He began a cooperation with Larry Garner's band for Europe. Some years ago, Raphael joined "Sir Oliver Mally's Blues Distillery"; their release of the CD "Bulletproof" was chosen the best blues album of 2001. Wressnig's Organic trio, a project of his own, could achieve the second place in the category "best national jazz artist" (Austria) of the Concerto Poll 2003.
contact: office@raphaelwressnig.com
homepage: www.raphaelwressnig.com
myspace myspace.com/raphaelwressnig
on tour Click on the logo to see Raphael's tour dates.

 

Discography
Bulletproof
ATS Records CD-0533
recorded August 2001 in Molln/Austria
Oliver Mally, guitar, vocals
Raphael Wressnig, piano, Hammond B-3 organ
Walter Kreinz, bass
Willy Hackl, drums, vocals
Manic Organic
eps Records CD-500312
recorded sept 2002 in Leibnitz/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Georg Jantscher, guitar
Harry Tanschek, drums
Billie D., vocals
Oliver Mally, guitar
Triple Trouble
Extraplatte EX 557-2
recorded februar 2003 in Graz/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer, piano
Oliver Mally, guitar, vocal, kazoo
Bernie Mallinger, fiddle
Klaus Kircher, bass
Klaus Paier, accordion
Bound For Nowhere
ATS Records CD-0563

Oliver Mally, vocals, guitar
Raphael Wressnig, piano, organ
Klaus Paier, accordion
Klaus Kircher, bass
Bernie Mallinger, fiddle
In Between
ZYX VILCD 1025-2
recorded 2004 in Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Georg Jantscher, guitar
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Voncenzo Barattin, drums
Ismael Barrios, percussion
Someone Stole My Christmas Tree
ATS Records CD-0572

Oliver Mally, vocals, guitar
Raphael Wressnig, piano, organ
Billie D., vocals
Mosquito Bite
ZYX VILCD 1030-2
recorded October 2005 in Bad Radkersburg/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Scott Steen, trumpet
Boom Bello!
ZYX VILCD 1031-2
recorded November 2005 in Molln/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Georg Jantscher, guitar
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Alex Schultz, guitar
Sax Gordon, tenor sax
Christian Bachner, tenor sax
Luis Ribeiro, congas, guiro
Organ Transplant
Stormy Monday Records MO81200
recorded November 2005 in Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Paul Griesbach, tenor sax
Matthias Peuker, drums
Cut A Little Deeper On The Funk
BHM 1029-2
recorded December 2007 in Molln/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Georg Jantscher, guitar
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Craig Handy, sax
Sax Gordon, sax
Eric Bloom, trumpet
Christian Bachner, sax
Luis Ribeiro, percussion
Don't Be Afraid To Groove
ZYX Music PEC 2041-2
recorded November 2007 in Molln/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Alex Schultz, guitar
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Craig Handy, sax
Sax Gordon, sax
Eric Bloom, trumpet
Christian Bachner, sax
Luis Ribeiro, percussion
Live At The OFF Festival
Zyx BHH-CD 10554
recorded live summer 2007 in Sibenik/Croatia
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Scott Steen, trumpet
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Party Factor
Zyx BHH-CD 10716
recorded May 2009 in Stuttgart/Germany, July 2009 in Ebreichsdorf/Austria and November 2009 in Lambach/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ, Hohner clavinet
Craig Handy, tenor sax, flute
Harry Sokal, soprano sax
"Sax" Gordon Beadle, tenor sax
Christian Bachner, tenor sax
Horst-Michael Schaffer, trumpet
Scott Steen, trumpet
Robert Bachner, trombone
Werner Puntigam, trombone
Georg Jantscher, guitar
Alex Schultz, guitar
Luis Ribeiro, percussion
Silvio Berger, drums
Lukas Knöfler, drums
True Blue
BHM 1055-2
recorded November 2009 in Lambach/Austria and January 2010 in Wien/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Jim Mullen, guitar
Georg Jantscher, guitar
Alex Schultz, guitar
"Sax" Gordon Beadle, tenor sax
Christian Bachner, tenor sax
Horst-Michael Schaffer, trumpet
Robert Bachner, trombone
Silvio Berger, trumpet
Lukas Knöfler, trumpet
Soul Gift
Zyx PEC 2077-2
recorded July 2011 in Wien/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Deitra Farr, vocals
Alex Schultz, guitar
Sax Gordon, tenor sax, baritone sax
Eric Bloom, trumpet, trombone
Silvio Berger, drums, percussion
Soul Gumbo
Zyx PEC 2094-2
recorded January 2014 in New Orleans/USA
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Tad Robinson, vocals
Alex Schultz, guitar
Antonio Gambrell, trumpet
Jimmy Carpenter, tenor sax
Werner Wurm, trombone
Stanton Moore, drums
Max The Sax, alto sax
Sax Gordon, tenor sax, baritone sax
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, vocals, guitar
George Porter jr, bass
Jon Cleary, vocals, piano, guitar
Captured Live
Newton Records NR-66188
recorded January 2015 in Wien/Austria and October 2015, January 2016 in Graz/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Max The Sax, sax
Horst-Michael Schaffer, trumpet
Silvio Berger, drums
Deitra Farr, vocals
Soul Connection
Pepper Cake PEC 2104-2
recorded February and November 2015 in São Paulo/Brazil
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Igor Prado, guitar
Rodrigo Mantovani, bass
Yuri Prado, drums
"Sax" Gordon Beadle, tenor sax, baritone sax
Sidmar Vieira, trumpet
Lisa Andersen, backing vocals
Willie Walker, vocals
David Hudson, vocals
Leon Beal, vocals
Chicken Burrito
Pepper Cake PEC 2110-2
recorded November 2017 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, keyboards
Alex Schultz, guitar
James Gadson, drums
Santa Likes To Boogaloo
Pepper Cake PEC 2136-7

Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Igor Prado, guitar
Yuri Prado, drums
Groove & Good Times
Pepper Cake PEC 2137-2

Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, vocals
Igor Prado, guitar, vocals
Yuri Prado, drums, percussion
Bayou Christkind
no label, digital only

Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer piano, Hohner D-6 clavinet, tambourine
Alex Schultz, guitars
Hans-Jürgen Bart, drums
Eric Cisbany, drums
Do Whatcha Wanna
Pepper Cake DIG 100008/9, digital only

Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ, Hohner D-6 clavinet, Wurlitzer piano, percussions, vocals
Andreas See, sax
Horst-Michael Schaffer, trumpet
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Hans-Jürgen Bart, drums
Gisele Jackson, vocals
Southern Fried Chicken
Pepper Cake DIG 100010, digital only

Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Hans-Jürgen Bart, drums

 
Videos
Live in Concert March 2006
recorded March 2006 in Wien/Austria
Raphael Wressnig, organ
Alex Schulz, guitar
Sax Gordon, sax
Lukas Knöpfler, drums
Live At The OFF Festival
recorded summer 2007 in Sibenik/Croatia
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Enrico Crivellaro, guitar
Scott Steen, trumpet
Lukas Knöfler, drums
Live At Jazzwoche Burghausen 2015
recorded 2015 live at Jazzwoche in Burghausen/Germany
Deitra Farr, vocals
Raphael Wressnig, Hammond B-3 organ
Alex Schultz, guitar
Andreas See, tenor sax
Horst-Michael Schaffer, trumpet
Silvio Berger, drums

 
Sound Samples
MP3 "Banana Boogaloo", recorded live in Wien/Austria in March 2006
(extract from the DVD "Live in Concert March 2006")
05:53 - 5,529kB
MP3 "The Boss", from the album "Manic Organic"
04:33 - 4,272kB
Video "Raphael Wressnig Live in Concert" recorded in March 2006 in Wien/Austria [as MP4, size: 104,617 kB]

 
YouTube videos
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