In recent decades, trumpeter Eric Vloeimans (1963) has developed into a musician for whom no seas are too high. Edison Awards, the Boy Edgar Prize, the Bird Award - he doesn't care if the label “jazz” always fits. The trumpeter and composer doesn't want to be bound by any dogma. Vloeimans' music is always strictly personal: lyrical, melodic, velvety, or whispering. His playing fits perfectly with the almost classical approach of pianist Frank Woeste (1976), blending beautifully with the German’s sweeping keyboard playing. Woeste, who lives in Paris, is classically trained and has worked with Ibrahim Maalouf, Dave Douglas and Mark Turner, among others. He is the creative brain behind Eric Vloeimans & Frank Woeste Quartet, for which he provides all the compositions. The album Pocket Rhapsody II (2020) is a good example of this. The quartet also includes French bassist Julien Herné and Belgian drummer Stéphane Galland.