Import – ZR1612006 – Living Here – Hermine Deurloo

Import – ZR1612006 – Living Here – Hermine Deurloo

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現役クロマチック・ハーモニカ奏者としてヘンドリック・ミュールケンス、ハワード・レヴィ、グレグワ・マレに続いて名の挙がる、蘭アムステルダム出身のハーマイニー・デューローによる自己名義6作目。2013年よりコラボレーションを開始したというピアニスト=レンブラント・フレリヒスは、蘭Challengeに作品を持ち、近年はパオロ・フレーズ(tp)との素晴らしいデュオも聞かせる実力派。

“Living Here” is the new album by Hermine Deurloo, chromatic harmonica player and teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Her sidekick on “Living Here” is composer/pianist Rembrandt Frerichs, who is recognized by the international press as an adventurer on the piano. He’s played in the legendary Jazzclub Birdland in New York and his music has taken him to many festivals and clubs around the world.
Hermine and Rembrandt have been working together since 2013. On “Living Here” they are accompanied by Jörg Brinkmann on cello and Jim Black on drums. They bring a mixture of strong melodies and exciting improvisations.
The album is recorded at Fattoria Musica studio in Osnabrück with engineer Chris Weeda. Hermine: “Chris has worked 10 years with Toots Thielemans and he knows all about the harmonica sounds. We are sort of neighbours in Amsterdam.”
“Rembrandt’s songs are very melodic. His way of playing is transparent but also adventurous. This album has a lyrical character. To provide a counterweight to the melodic voices, I have also chosen cello instead of bass. Jörg Brinkmann is obviously a master. Jim Black is one of the best drummers in the New York scene and has a narrative way of playing. In the studio, we had an instant click with each other. On the album there is also an element of instant composing, some pieces developed from ideas and sketches that were created there. ”
The album title ‘Living Here’ is inspired by city life in Amsterdam, where Hermine was born and raised. “The vibrancy, diversity and dynamics of the city are a constant inspiration. The title also symbolizes living and making music in the here and now, improvising with the conditions and opportunities out there.”

出だしの一曲でノックアウト。ハーモニカ奏者ハーマイニー・デューローのリーダー作品であるが、まず最初にこころ奪われるのは、チェロのヨルグ・ブリンクマンの幻想的かつ神秘的な弦の音色の響き。美しくて身の毛がよだつほど。それから、デューローに繋がりも粋で、素晴らしい。それを引き立てるバックのピアノのリフレインとドラミングも完璧。全曲、美メロ。(Way Out West vol.96/March 2017 前泊)
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LABEL: Zennez, Netherlands
Format: CD digi-pak / ZR1612006
ARTIST: Hermine Deurloo
TITLE: Living Here
EAN: 9789082474763

Lineup:

Hermine Deurloo (chromatic harmonica)
Rembrandt Frerichs (piano)
Jim Black (drums)
Jörg Brinkmann (cello)

Rec data:

Recorded at Fattoria Musica, Osnabrück, Germany on May 18, October 28, 2015
Sound engineer: Chris Weeda
Produced by Hermine Deurloo

Tracks:
  1. A Long Story Short (R. Frerichs)
  2. Samba de um Bewque (Guinga)
  3. Sonzinho (R. Frerichs)
  4. Sketch on Novembre (R. Frerichs)
  5. Achiltibuie (H. Deurloo)
  6. Living Here (H. Deurloo)
  7. Monkey (H. Deurloo)
  8. Self Portrait (R. Frerichs)
  9. Zombi Zua (Misha Mengelberg)
  10. Zamurka (R. Frerichs)
  11. Walking Home (H. Deurloo)