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We Were There

Reijseger, Fraanje, Sylla

Reijseger Fraanje Sylla

SKU: JL022

Year of release: 2020

1. Boulmamine 07:53
2. Xeeg 06:47
3. 51 06:07
4. Bodensee 04:50
5. Landscape of the Soul 04:05
6. Charlotte 04:16
7. Albatross 04:30
8. Koluté 03:51
9. Biruta 06:32
10. Raykwela 04:47
11. Were you there 03:35
Total time: 57:17

About this album

NativeDSD Music / Just Listen Records releases new music of of Reijseger Fraanje Sylla. The trio has been described as ‘the perfect amalgam of jazz, African songs and classical music’ (1), has released two albums for Winter and Winter and made the music for several films by well known filmmaker Werner Herzog.

In March 2020 the new trio album ‘We Were There’ will be released by Just Listen Records, and will be available for download in its original recording resolution at Other formats are available through

‘Cellist Ernst Reijseger, pianist Harmen Fraanje and Senegalese singer-percussionist Mola Sylla are able to create their own language on stage like no one else; and although it might not be directly understood, it can be felt very clearly’. (2)

The trio makes fierce and beautiful music that is also melancholy and always heavily supported by the excellent voice of their African singer. The exuberant, improvised piano playing of Fraanje and the subtle melodies of Reijseger make for an eclectic, sometimes spiritual whole where nothing is what is seems.”

“What has been strange becomes familiar. And what has been familiar aqcuires the glow of mystery”

– Werner Herzog (about the album)


(1) Quote by North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2) Quote by John Kelman, AllAboutJazz, USA

Ernst Reijseger – cello ., evt voice
Harmen Fraanje – piano
Mola Sylla – voice, percussion

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Technical Specifications

SpeakersGrimm LS1
Digital To Analog ConverterHorus, Merging Technologies
Mastering EquimentRens Heijnis
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
EditingPyramix, Merging Technologies
Cablesvan den Hul
Mixing Consolecustom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps, AKG
Recording FormatDSD 256
Analog To Digital ConverterMerging Technologies
Recording DateSeptember 2019
Recording LocationMCO Hilversum
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProductionJared Sacks, Jonas Sacks