Barbara Dennerlein, Hammond B3 organ, synthesizers
Please forget all you believed to know about the German organist Barbara Dennerlein. This CD is totally different from what you know about Barbara's music. So step in and listen to a new experience.
"In a silent mood provides a revealing insight into her musical personality", says
Thomas Kirchgraber in the booklet. But the question is, how you realize that sight.
Barbara uses a confusing variety of musical elements and styles. There are tunes
(like "Home Is Where My Heart Is") reminding you sacral music, surely influenced by Barbara's
church organ play (see her CD "Spiritual Movements No.1"). There are ballads, telling you
secrets of life; meditations, guiding you through a wide world of harmony; reflections on
whatever you might hear, filled up with a bunch of adventurous harmonies (like in "I Miss You");
even a soft approach to swing (in "Last Call").
Unusual in respect of Barbara's previous music is the instrumentation. She makes widely use of a synthesizer which achieves a great importance against the Hammond organ; may be that this is strange for confirmed Dennerlein fans. No walking midi bass, no Leslie effects, no blues figures - that's just the new experience with Barbara. She shows impressively that she can create new styles and open her soul to the astonished listener.