Raphael Wressnig was 28 at the time of this recording but is already considered one of Europe's top jazz organists. On this CD, Wressnig plays the usual assortment of blues and soul-jazz grooves but also stretches his instrument by playing some music that borders on the avant-garde, some funk, a second-line New Orleans parade rhythm groove, a soulful country ballad, and even hints of hip-hop. Two songs are performed solely by Wressnig's Organic Trio, a unit that had been together for six years by 2008, featuring the fine guitarist Georg Jantscher and drummer Lukas Knofler. Three numbers add either tenor saxophonist Craig Handy or Christian Bachner, two others have the team of trumpeter Eric Bloom and tenorman Sax Gordon, and the remaining two find percussionist Luis Ribeiro making the group a quartet.
Without a doubt, Elvis Presley is the King of Rock' n 'Roll ! Presley is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and still an icon for millions of fans worldwide. With estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. In The Many Faces Of Elvis we present amazing recordings of some of his early friends and companions like Scotty Moore, The Million Dollar Quartet or James Burton, including features by the King himself. As well we present the originals of some of Elvis' greatest hits from great artist like Carl Perkins, Ray Charles or Little Richard. With remastered sound, liner notes and a wonderful artwork, The Many Faces Of Elvis is an essential album for your collection and for every fan of this great icon of the 20th century!