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Bray Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Bray Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Bray Jazz Festival Various Venues jny:Bray, Ireland May 4-6, 2018 From the hilltop vantage point the Irish Sea lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger Dean gatefold. Away to the left, across rocky fields studded with yellow heather, a giant cross marks Bray Head—a pilgrimage site for many during ...

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Reijseger / Harmen Fraanje / Mola Sylla: Down Deep

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As one of its first signings, Ernst Reijseger has amassed a sizable discography with Winter & Winter. Werner Herzog--with whom Reijseger has also shared a lengthy relationship, scoring seven of the German film director's films since 2000's Ajax: Hark the Herald Angels Sing--has aptly described the Dutch cellist as capable of anything, furthermore suggesting that he could “play the American Civil war on his cello." Whether or not that's true remains to be seen, but clearly Herzog sees Reijseger as ...

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Ernst Reigseger: Tell Me Everything

Read "Tell Me Everything" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

The German label Winter & Winter has a beautiful way of capturing senses of place and preserving them in elegant, corrugated covers. From audio travelogues through Cuba and Trinidad to Sardinian vocal music, the albums feel like books for your ears. Ernst Reijseger, a central figure among the Amsterdam players swimming in the Instant Composers Pool, has had a productive relationship with the label. On his solo recital Tell Me Everything, he continues his series of Italian ...

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Ernst Reijseger: Requiem for a Dying Planet

Read "Requiem for a Dying Planet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Germany has produced two masterful record labels, and no, one of them is not Deutsche Grammophon. They are ECM and Winter & Winter. Each pushes the creative envelope, producing the most compelling music being made today. Winter & Winter in particular has been creating what the label calls AudioFilms (cinema for closed eyes). The newest addition to this genre is cellist and composer Ernst Reijseger's Requiem for a Dying Planet, consisting of the film music composed for Werner Herzog's documentaries ...

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Ernst Reijseger: Requiem For A Dying Planet

Read "Requiem For A Dying Planet" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Recognized for his efforts with jazz drummer Gerry Hemingway, as well as numerous other roles as a session man and leader, Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger is also known for his avant/classical/world music proclivities. Requiem For A Dying Planet was brought about when German filmmaker Werner Herzog approached Winter & Winter record label chief Stefan Winter to find “some very personal music for two documentaries, The Wild Blue Yonder and The White Diamonds.

Enter Reijseger with Sengalese vocalist Mola Sylla and ...


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