A musical journey to exotic countries and exciting cultures.
''Voyagers has just about everything one could ask for in a contemporary release with flavor off the charts, a smoking hot band, and rock solid tunes.
Technically proficient and artistically gifted but perhaps most importantly...Voyagers is incredibly entertaining!'' ( Brent Black, Critical Jazz, USA, 5*****! )
They pick off the most interesting elements and inspirations from different musical cultures and contrast them with their own musical background and create a refreshing new musical melange.
Michaela Rabitsch, singer, composer and Austria’s only female top jazz trumpet player is called a modern day female Chet Baker by the US magazine Jazzscene. Michaela and her ingenious partner, composer and incredible fluid guitarist Robert Pawlik present “Voyagers“, their 4th common CD and a program, inspired by their numerous tours of the last years through Europe, Asia and Africa.
The (musical) impressions are reflected in their compositions and guarantee a deversified and multi-variant musical experience. (National) musical elements of different countries or ethnic groups influence the compositions or inspire the tunes.
Weather with African rhythms or flamenco touch, Cuban fire or Balkan grooves – every song has that certain something, without denying the hallmarks of both leaders.
Recent tours to Morocco, Senegal, India and Malaysia led to cooperations with local musiciens and to contacts with Westafrican, Arab or Berber musical cultur, like the Gnaoua music of the Berber from Essaouira or the sophisticated Indian music.
From Austria they come and this trumpet/guitar led crew just might conquer the world with their sound. (Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap, USA
Michaela Rabitsch - trumpet, guitar, flugelhorn,
Robert Pawlik - guitar,
Joe Abentung - double bass
Dusan Novakov – drums
Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap (USA, IL)
In the four years since we last heard from Rabitsch, she hasn’t been standing still. Now, with this band in it’s 15th year, she continues to push the envelop adding several new dimension to her trumpet attack. Coloring things with a world beat vision from an Austrian perch, this is a high octane, left leaning adult music tour de force that’ll keep you guessing as to what’s
coming next and will certainly keep your ears tuned in throughout the process. Dazzling stuff that the open eared and the musically adventurous should not miss.