“With each track of On Air On Water (…) Britta Rex gives a glimpse into her soul, sings sometimes in German,
sometimes in German, sometimes in English, very personal, almost philosophically tinged poetic lyrics. In addition, her jazz trio plays grandiose driving, but sometimes also restrained tender, which allows Rex freedom to shine with her scat skills. Stubbornly beautiful!” Olaf Maikopf, Jazzthetik 05/06-2021
“The songs mirror a ten-year process in which the singer and composer sensitively illuminates moods and feelings. Thus, the lyrics form the emotional center of the songs.
Whether in English or (even more convincingly) in German, Britta Rex captures snapshots,
that lead to life wisdom without know-it-all attitude. (…)
Lyrically strongest is “Mondlicht”, oscillating between sadness, melancholy and confidence.
Rex sings very expressively throughout.” Thorsten Meyer, Jazz Podium 6-7 | 2021
From: Jazz and Church, Philosophical, Theological and Musicological Approaches, eds. Julia Koll, Uwe Steinmetz.
(Contributions to Liturgy and Spirituality, Vol. 29, Faculty of Theology, University of Leipzig and VELKD 2016) (page 106).
“… After I have invited to the Wandelabendmahl and walk with chalice and paten to the steps that border the sanctuary, a circle of singers forms in front of the choir stalls and they begin to hum. Tones, close together, louder quieter ones, which swing back and forth and through each other, a sound space sub communione, which widens and narrows again. A vocal improvisation, by a group of conference participants who tried this way of singing together for the first time in the afternoon, together with jazz singer Britta Rex.
“What a spherical sound!” – “I felt wonderfully carried by this music” – that’s what worshipers told me later.”