Anne Drummond: Curumim
Anne Drummond (flute)
Like Water (Obliq Sound OS 513)
Anne Drummond (flute),
Klaus Mueller (piano).
Composed by Cesar Camargo Mariano.
Recorded: Date Unknown
Rating: 86/100 (learn more)
“Curumim” is a bouncy, incisive Brazilian flavored tune that’s perfect for a flute/piano duet such as this one performed by Drummond and Mueller. Mueller is quite a busy fellow on this performance, engaging in snaky unison lines with Drummond, playing harmony, holding down a bass line and keeping time. Drummond’s flute flutters around the piano, stating the melody, playfully jousting with Mueller and inserting mini-solos so seamlessly that her constant role changes go mostly unnoticed. Frequent returns to the memorable theme punctuate brief breaks between the conversational interludes, and so much is packed into a song that runs only a little more than three minutes.
Mariano’s composition is a strong one, but “Curumim” is greatly bolstered by the rapport between these two players.
Reviewer: S. Victor Aaron