Along the way, he wrote, improvised, and recorded the piano solos that are on Ultreya (a term that translates as a cry of encouragement). The music is thoughtful, lyrical, heartfelt, and Burger's way of saying thanks to all of the doctors, friends, and other people who encouraged his successful fight.
Ultreya is a post-fusion contemporary music album recording by MARKUS BURGER released in 2003 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. 1. Arrival in Skeys 1:06 2. Ultreya 7:31 3. A summer in Avignon 3:16 4. Muhil 5:41 5. Cibelle's Lullaby 1:53 6. Shootin Star 0:50 7. At the creek 4:16 8. Petit Princess 3:26 9. Evening Prayer 4:37 10. The Call 4:25 11. Dear Rabbit Foot 4:27 12.
Markus Burger: "Since I was a child, I have loved the outdoors and fell in love with the vast wilderness of Alaska and Iceland. In 2000 I visited Iceland for the first time and wrote most of the songs for my solo piano release Ultreya, which came out in 2001 on Jazzline Records. It took me until 2002 to go to Alaska and visit Valdez and the Kenai Peninsula. I was blown away by the beauty of Alaska and the uniqueness of the folks that live there. Through my affiliation with Idyllwild’s Jazz Academy director Marshall Hawkins, one of the finest bassists on the Westcoast and.
Markus Burger is a German born and raised Concert Pianist, Composer & Educator living in the greater Los Angeles Area in California for the past 20 years. In developing his signature sound over the years, Burger drew his influences from a wide range of musical styles including . Bach, Claude Debussy, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Esbjörn Svensson. 2019 also marks the start of another album with Ensemble Katharsis and the North Atlantic Jazz Alliance, as part of the sponsored projects in the 2019 German Amercian Year. Markus Burger is a pianist whom expressive sound is the essence of his style and we are pleased to count him among our exclusive circle of Bösendorfer artists. Markus Burger, Peter Erskine & Bob Magnusson.
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