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My Moments

by Barbara Dennerlein

Organ-jazz like you never heard before! An exciting solo performance on two organs - the soulful Hammond organ and the mighty pipe organ. Swinging, bluesy, funky and more! Enjoy Barbara's unique world of pipes and tonewheels. Also available on DVD.
Genre: Jazz: Hammond Organ
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bluesy (Live)
9:52 $1.79
2. Sensitivity (Live)
7:38 $1.79
3. Black and White (Live)
5:09 $1.79
4. Southern Funk (Live)
5:38 $1.79
5. Frog Dance (Live)
10:11 $1.79
6. Fantasia Acusticum (Live)
9:13 $1.79
7. Blues in the Pipeline (Live)
6:52 $1.79
8. Symphony in Minor (Live)
11:40 $1.79
9. Get It On (Live)
6:01 $1.79
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Album Notes
Pure magic! An amazing Jazz concert like you never heard before at both, the Hammond and the pipe organ in a unique concert hall, the Studio Acusticum in Piteå/Sweden. Explore all the wonderful sound details of the Hammond organ with footpedal bass providing acoustic bass samples and the mighty and colorful pipe organ in this unique solo performance.

Perhaps only once in a generation or two, a musician emerges whose talent, skill and innovation takes virtuosity on their chosen instrument to a level never seen or heard before. Barbara Dennerlein is such a musician, and the organ, both the Hammond B3 and the Pipe Organ, are her instruments.

Her CDs have won numerous awards, including the German Record Critics Award. Barbara Dennerlein belongs to the small circle of German artists of international repute. On her recordings and in her concerts, she stands out as a member of the first liga of jazz musicians, and is regarded by her peers and her audiences alike as one of the leading representatives of her instrument, the legendary Hammond B3 and the pipe organ. Her unique style is incomparable to any other organist and she has created a totally new approach to the organ music.

It is an awe-inspiring experience to watch Barbara live on stage. As the most important and most successful German jazz export, she is familiar with large international festival stages and intimate clubs alike.

Barbara is one of the few musicians who can make the connection between different styles and audiences, building bridges between the musical past and present. She is just as familiar with the grooves of youth culture as with the listening experiences of a generation that grew up with the Hammond organ boom of the fifties. Swing, bebop, blues, soul, latin, funk and classical excursions - for Barbara there are no rigid boundaries, only fluid transitions.

Audiences are captivated by her talent, her absolute mastery of the instrument, her taste, and not least, her warm personality. The organ, it would seem, is a seamless extension of herself. She understands better than anyone how to exploit her instrument to the full, creating a sound and a musical style that is unmistakably “Barbara Dennerlein”.

Her brilliant technique has breathed new life into the venerable Hammond organ and especially into the divine pipe organ, an instrument very unusual in modern jazz. She can rightfully claim to have paved the way for the organ’s renaissance in jazz.

To take the B3 beyond its traditional sound, Barbara combines her instrument with samplers and synthesizers using MIDI technology, which provides her with even more orchestral sounds. However, she never drifts off into some abstract musical science fiction but remains down-to-earth and groove-oriented. Despite her virtuosity, what matters to her most is intensity and communication with her musicians and her audience. Expressive ballads suit her just as well as high-speed escapades over the keys, or funky grooves. What’s more, this energetic improviser also has made a name for herself with her own unmistakable compositions.

If there is one thing that sets Barbara apart from all other organists, it is her stunning bass pedal work that has to be seen to be able to believe. Listeners have often assumed that a bassist is accompanying her, but in reality those complex bass lines are Barbara’s blindingly fast left foot. No one has even come close to matching her stunning bass pedal work! "The bass pedals are absolutely crucial to my way of playing the organ", says Barbara. "They enable me to develop a very special rhythmic structure which cannot easily be imitated by a bass player, because together with the two manuals I have a kind of rhythmic triptych at my disposal".

Read Barbara’s comments as written in the CD booklet:

„Music is like a jewel, presenting us numerous precious moments - moments of happiness and infinite joy, love and freedom. I want to share my special moments of inspiration and total immersion in my musical world with you, my dear friends all over the world. Presenting the colorful sounds and the magic of the queen of instruments, my one and only love, the organ, is my mission. Let me take you into the exciting world of pipes and tonewheels to enjoy the spirit of the mighty pipe organ and her sister, the soulful Hammond organ. You will surely be fascinated by the emotions these instruments and their sounds will create in your heart and soul. So take a moment, sit down, relax and listen, and be happy." Barbara Dennerlein



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