|Bebab Records 250972
live October 2004 at Kunstfabrik Schlot in Berlin/Germany
|Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizers
|drums, percussion, vocals
01: In The House
03: Swing The Blondes
04: Change Of Pace
05: The Long Way Blues
06: Make It Spicy
07: Ranket Blues
A mirror of a musical success, of a powerful yet sensitive cooperation, such could be described the
release of this live recorded CD.
At the beginning, in 1994, there is an excellent jazz organist, famous far beyond her country,
and a young drummer of Argentinian origin. She is playing together with Friedrich Gulda, the well known
German pianist, on the TV - he is listening to just this event and is fascinated about this lady at the
organ, so fascinated that he makes his goal to play together with her.
10 years after, a live concert of Barbara, the organ lady, and Daniel, the drummer boy, in the club
Kunstfabrik Schlot (Berlin, Germany) reminds us those wonderful years of a duo which has filled and
still fills with enthusiasm many audiences across the European continent and beyond.
Seven titles were chosen which offer a cross-section of Barbara's compositions. Songs like "Longing"
has been performed by Barbara also on pipe organ which results in a quite different impression (see her
CD "Spiritual Movement No. 1"). Some months ago, Barbara and Daniel together with Peter Lehel and the
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz conducted by Bernd Ruf had performed "Change of Pace" (see the IAJO
report "Hammond meets Orchestra"), a complex composition with alternating times. It is remarkable in which
way the drummer "fills" the missing instruments of the orchestra by a brilliant solo. "In The House" sees
Barbara as a pedal soloist using both her feet. A funky track is "Make It Spicy". Jeff 'Tain' Watts, the
drummer of Wynton Marsalis, once expressed his enthusiasm by these words. As a bonus, actually as a highlight,
"Rankett Blues" comes last. The rankett, the name of a pipe organ voice, walks on the wild side, the blues.
Back to the roots of jazz, back to the blues! Barbara always loved and loves the blues. Some years ago, there
was no concert of her without "The Stormy Weather Blues".
We hear an organist and a drummer nearly perfectly tuned with each other; an organist, who has found her
very own style of an exciting jazz organ, who superbly masters the organ's keys and pedal, who plays with
an infectious joy; a drummer who harmonizes with the musical guidelines of the organ without losing his
instrument's individuality. Barbara and Daniel, go on!