The compositions of trio Reijseger Fraanje Sylla are best described as the perfect amalgam of jazz, African songs and classical music. 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. The trio, which has released two albums and written music for several films by the famous German filmmaker Werner Herzog, 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, who in the past has played in jazz groups with Jesse van Ruller and Eric Vloeimans, and the subtle melodies of Reijseger make for an eclectic, sometimes spiritual whole where nothing is what is seems. Just like it is supposed to be with progressive, creative acts of this caliber.