Ernst Reijseger & Franco D'Andrea: Two Colors
Ernst Reijseger (cello)
I Love You So Much It Hurts (Winter & Winter 910 077-2)
Recorded: Ludwigsburg, Germany, March 12-13, 2002
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
Reijseger and D'Andrea are two strong individuals whose vision of music goes far beyond the instruments they play. Dutch cellist Reijseger has brought his instrument far from the classical tradition, and his technical approach is both melodic and full of surprises. Italian pianist D'Andrea is an accomplished virtuoso who always uses his keyboard mastery to create unexpected clusters, rhythmic or sonic contrasts. Hearing the two together is a stimulating experience for the ears and a delight for the mind. With them, jazz truly is "the sound of surprise."
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum