“Ester Wiesnerová’s debut album, Blue Journal, is a milestone in the blooming career of a young lady who, as a child in Slovakia, first discovered American folk, jazz and gospel music in her mother’s record collection. Several listens with an astute ear will allow you to focus on the depth, sensitivity, nuance and passion in her music and lyrics.
Blue Journal is a very pleasant record of contemporary jazz revelations. Music can change lives and our views of the world. One just needs to slow down a bit to absorb and understand Wiesnerová’s sensitive, affable and interactive music. Her goal is to leave you in a frame of mind that is calm, hopeful, confident, optimistic and ready to notate, in the diary, your own feelings, emotions and impressions that perhaps weren’t there before.”
Joe Ross, Roots Music Report, USA
Compositions, Vocals: Ester Wiesnerová, SK
Saxophones and Clarinet: Sam Knight, UK
Harp: Tara Minton, AU
Double and Electric Bass: Michal Šelep, SK
Percussion: Kan Yanabe, JAP