Barbara Dennerlein: Lost Friends
Barbara Dennerlein (organ)
In A Silent Mood (Bebab 250971)
Barbara Dennerlein (organ).
Composed by Barbara Dennerlein..
Recorded: Berlin?, May-July 2004
Rating: 85/100 (learn more)
German organ star Barbara Dennerlein has been a presence on the European jazz scene since her teens. Her many albums show a far-reaching scope. This track is a solo organ excursion, beginning with an extended opening that makes use of tense overtones and pipe organ-like settings. Later, she establishes a strict tempo, stating the melody and accompanying herself with the foot pedals. The tune’s somber theme unfolds with a strict bass motion, and Dennerlein solos while remaining focused on keeping the melody present. About two minutes before the end, she adds another layer of organ pads, adding the fullness of a back-up chorus to her explorative solo musings.
Reviewer: David Tenenholtz