‘Freedom Trail’, Reis Demuth Wiltgen
Pianist Michel Reis, bassist Marc Demuth and drummer Paul Wiltgen are three of Luxembourg’s most prominent jazz musicians. They formed the Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio in 1998 while still in high school and performed on a regular basis in and around Luxembourg for a couple of years. The trio reunited in 2011 eager to share their experiences and new compositions.
Their self-titled first album was released on Laborie Jazz to widespread critical acclaim. Since the release, the band has toured extensively throughout the world and has appeared at major international jazz festivals in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Western Africa. The band’s sophomore
album “Places In Between” was recorded in New York City and released on Double Moon Records in 2016 (Mocloud Records in Japan).
Their third and latest work is entitled “Once In A Blue Moon” and was released on CAM JAZZ on May 11, 2018. The repertoire of “Places In Between” was premiered at a festival in Luxembourg where the trio featured the world-renowned saxophonist Joshua Redman. Since 2014 Redman has been playing several of the trio’s compositions with his own bands. Joshua Redman says that he fell in love with their music from the moment he heard them when his own quartet was playing a double bill with REIS / DEMUTH / WILTGEN at Festival Charlie Free in France.
In March 2018, the trio toured in Europe with Joshua Redman as a featured guest. This tour included a performance at the Philharmonie Luxembourg featuring the music of Reis/Demuth/Wiltgen arranged for the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg by multiple Grammy Award winning composer
and conductor Vince Mendoza.