Ernst Reijseger

Genres: Documentaries Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

13 November 1954, Bussum, Nardes, Netherlands. Reijseger began playing cello at the age of eight and by the time he was in his late teens was deeply involved in the European improvised music scene. Among artists with whom he worked from the early 70s onwards for the next three decades are Ray Anderson, Han Bennink, saxophonist Sean Bergin, Don Byron, pianist Curtis Clark’s quartet, guitarist Franky Douglas, Trilok Gurtu, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Louis Moholo, Evan Parker, drummer Alan Purves, Louis Sclavis, Andy Sheppard and John Tchicai. He has played with groups such as the Arcado String Trio, in which he is partnered by Mark Dresser and violinist Mark Feldman, the Theo Loevendie Consort, the Guus Janssen Septet, the Amsterdam String Trio, in which his colleagues are Maurice Horsthuis (viola), and Ernst Glerum (bass), Derek Bailey’s Company and, on 1995’s Green Dolphy Suite, for Enja Records, with a double trio formed by teaming the Arcado trio...

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