MP3 Paul Reisler and Trapezoid - Remembered Way
Original songs and instrumentals from Paul Reisler of Trapezoid. Trapezoid is a seminal group in the contemporary acoustic and chamber-folk movements. World class musicianship and songwriting.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, NEW AGE: Celtic New Age
A collection of original songs and instrumentals by Paul Reisler celebrating life in rural America. It’s about the people, places, and stories of the people living in the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia that evoke that timesless sense of a life lived close to the land. The seed that inspired this album came from the work of Wendell Berry, a poet/farmer/teacher/environmentalist from Kentucky who writes beautifully about the land and people’s relationship to it.
Featuring Trapezoid; Paul Reisler, guitars and hammered dulcimer; Bobby Read, keyboards, winds, and percussion,; Cecil Hooker, violin: Martha Sandefer, vocals, rhythm guitar and a bunch of Trapezoid’s favorite musician friends including; Ysaye Barnwell, Howard Levy, Mike Auldridge, Lorraine Duisit, Peter Mark Prince and others.
“The tunes climb up the Blue Ridge and down to the Bayou and back up the Himalaya’s. Wonderfully woven and evocative...” Washington Post
“Paul Reisler is certainly a leader among those who blend the categories, who redefine eclectic or take eclectic to new and wonderful territories” Greeneville (SC) News
“Poetic song writing.” Acoustic Musician Magazine
“The vocals are pure poetry. ensemble treats these original tunes by Trapezoid''s founder Paul Reisler with the reverence of old traditional ones but with a daring of Promethean proportions.” All Music Guide
"Paul Reisler''s instrumentals are some of the strongest I''ve ever heard. It''s impressionism--the good kind. The kind that gives the listener space to climb in and inhabit the music. It''s beautifully recorded. The directness of the songwriting is different than anything I''ve heard. It has a clear message, world view and stance.” Mikel Ellcessor, WYEP-FM
"Trapezoid is the most innovative, creative, stimulative, refreshingly original music I''ve heard. "Remembered Ways" stands out against everything else that''s out there happening on the music scene." Rod Kennedy, Artistic Director, Kerrville Folk Festival