Tag Archives: Xavi Reija

XAVI REIJA – The Sound Of The Earth

December 14, 2018

MoonJune 2018 Fathoming terrestrial depths, Tarragonès polymath leads a stellar line-up out of our world and back again. “Abyss”: this track from 2016’s may amount to a summary of Xavi Reija’s approach to aural landscaping, but the Catalanian drummer has … Continue reading

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XAVI REIJA – Reflections

July 31, 2017

Xavi Reija 2017 On pastures unplugged, Catalan paragon of percussion ponders upon inner peace. Maybe it’s a sign of maturity: a logical roll from the edgy, electrically driven to this acoustic album which is no less charged on emotional level. … Continue reading

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XAVI REIJA TRIO – Live At RZZ

February 21, 2017

MoonJune 2016 Taking it to the limit that’s not there, theater of rhythm creates imitation of life. It’s often a drummer thing to drive controversy as a means of contrast, and Xavi Reija is a master of this art. 2014’s … Continue reading

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XADU – Random Abstract

July 6, 2015

MoonJune 2015 Painting with sound, Dušan Jevtović and Xavi Reija come sparse but united in their double vision. Having played together for years, drummer Reija and guitarist Jevtović worked out a telepathic connection, an integral element of any jazz-inclined combo, … Continue reading

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XAVI REIJA – Resolution

December 17, 2014

MoonJune 2014 Slimming down his operation, Catalan drummer runs for raw nerve to tap into the cerebral. This Berklee graduate made quite a stir when his quintet had started producing well-ordered noise, yet when it came to “Resolution,” Reija’s claim … Continue reading

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