a river fills you from within,
flows forward, darkens you:
night brings its wetness to beaches in your soul.”
From ‘Water Night’ by Octavio Paz
"For me, these special moments when we close our eyes and look inwards are intense experiences. Between sleep and wakefulness, such impressions inspired me to translate images from daydreams into music. Jazz and Funk, Arabic and Central Asian sounds and grooves, and above all, improvisation – these are my musical language.
Thank you to the wonderful musicians who have brought these compositions to life!"
Rolf Zielke, February 2021
"‘Beaches in Your Soul’ is an album that is both great fun and full of depth as it conveys an incredible, life-affirming energy. Rolf Zielke describes his music as "daydreams and visions of the future that become sounds." There is no doubt that this album is an impressive demonstration of his outstanding abilities as a composer, arranger and pianist, as well as his important role in European jazz."
Matthias Wegner, music journalist, November 2020