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Hidden Meaning

Michel Reis

Hidden Meaning

Format: CD
Label: Double Moon Records
UPC: 0608917111521
Catnr: DMCHR 71115
Release date: 30 November 2012
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Label
Double Moon Records
UPC
0608917111521
Catalogue number
DMCHR 71115
Release date
30 November 2012
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Music is able to trigger very different feelings in listeners, even without support from additional visual information and without bodily contact. Music, which stimulates immediate feelings of happiness, deserves special attention. Michel Reis has succeeded in this, and he will reach many people with his gift. A basis has already been created for this, because the compositions demonstrate an amazing melodic character. Because they are catchy on one hand, easy to understand: yes, are even "simply beautiful". But they still have a complexity, which lets the pieces created sound neither banal nor plain. Quite the contrary: Crackling tension is created during the complete CD, which causes us to forget time.
Michel Reis did not compose the pieces in a vacuum, but instead specifically for these band members and these instruments, with their skills and respectively own interpretations as well as their special tone quality and their "playing philosophy". The result is a total work of art, which causes people to take notice.
Musik ist in der Lage, die verschiedensten Gefühle im Hörer auszulösen – auch ohne Begleitung durch visuelle Zusatzinformationen und ohne körperliche Berührung. Eine Musik, die im Hörer unmittelbar Glücksgefühle hervor ruft, verdient besondere Beachtung. Michel Reis ist dies gelungen, und er wird mit seiner Begabung viele Menschen erreichen. Eine Grundlage ist schon dadurch gelegt, dass die Kompositionen eine verblüffende Melodik auszeichnet. Weil sie zum einen eingängig, nachvollziehbar, ja: auch „schlicht schön“ ist. Aber doch über eine Komplexität verfügt, die die entstehenden Werke weder banal noch einfarbig erscheinen lassen. Ganz im Gegenteil: Über die gesamte Spieldauer der CD wird eine knisternde Spannung erzeugt, die uns die Zeit vergessen lässt.

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Michel Reis

The Luxembourger Michel Reis first studied classical piano and then jazz piano in his native country before moving to Boston in the country of jazz's origins. He was not only able to study under many known jazz musicians, but also to perform with them: from Dave Holland to Joe Lovano and Esperanza Spaulding. He lives in New York in the meantime, but still maintains contact with Europe, as this CD proves. He has also toured worldwide and undertook two very successful tours in Japan. He is also going to play at several festivals and numerous clubs in Europe in 2015. This 'extraordinary pianist' (Down Beat) will certainly go his own way! Stefan Karl Schmid on saxophone and clarinet has understood the...
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The Luxembourger Michel Reis first studied classical piano and then jazz piano in his native country before moving to Boston in the country of jazz's origins. He was not only able to study under many known jazz musicians, but also to perform with them: from Dave Holland to Joe Lovano and Esperanza Spaulding. He lives in New York in the meantime, but still maintains contact with Europe, as this CD proves. He has also toured worldwide and undertook two very successful tours in Japan. He is also going to play at several festivals and numerous clubs in Europe in 2015. This "extraordinary pianist" (Down Beat) will certainly go his own way! Stefan Karl Schmid on saxophone and clarinet has understood the concept and internalized it. With his clear, succinct and sensitive sounds, he plays around the melodies, gives them structure and adorns them with feeling in improvisations. The woodwind player trained in the USA and Cologne (and half-Icelander) has matured into an established player despite his youth, which his comprehensive list of recordings proves.
Can you imagine a drummer who fits as well into this ensemble as Jonas Burgwinkel? Not really. Extremely sensitive, technically brilliant, unbelievably imaginative: these characteristics distinguish him. Numerous prizes and distinctions have been rightfully awarded to him (Echo Jazz, WDR Jazzpreis, etc.) and make him one of the drummers most in demand. This is demonstrated by the more than 50 CDs, on which he contributed decisively.
He interacts outstandingly with the bassist, who is one of the most well-known musicians in Germany: Robert Landfermann. They form the rhythm group of the very successful Pablo Held Trios. His solid but repeatedly surprising bass lines also help shape this quartet. His technical skills seem unlimited, even if he need not prove that anymore. This is already the seventh album for Double Moon Records, on which he has played.

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