In a Silent Mood
A musical voyage of self-discovery Barbara Dennerlein allowed herself sufficient time to give musical expression to her innermost thoughts and aspirations and to capture these on this strikingly original and very personal CD. "In a Silent Mood" provides a revealing insight into her musical personality, as she energetically celebrates the free flow musical ideas which mirror her remarkable career as a brilliant exponent of the organ, ideas which will certainly find an echo among her listeners. Thus her music becomes our music as well. There are no overworked standards, no bravura Jimmy Smith-style flag-wavers, no extravagant displays of virtuosity. Instead we are treated to the inspired creativity of her own, well-crafted compositions, a colourful tapestry of melodies, suspenseful mood changes and moments of peace and tranquillity. Barbara Dennerlein's playing reflects her own musical development. At home, in her own studio, in a most secluded atmosphere, free from pressure and outside interference, she allows her creativity full rein. And all the time she brings out the full sound of her unique, modified Hammond B3 organ, with it's rich tonal colours and surging foot-pedal bass lines. "In a Silent Mood" is the precious product of an extremely creative mind, put together with excellent taste and finesse and making effective use of multifarious musical shades. It is the handwriting of a mature artist. 'Again and again my audience has been asking for a recording with purely ballads and at the same time people have been waiting for a new Solo CD. It was a big challenge to unite both and I spent as much time as possible to record music in a silent mood with a lot of space for breathing and rests to create tension and at the same time quietness. My intension was to record a very direct und pure organ sound and create a feeling of sitting inside of my Hammond B3 and the leslie, simultaneously featuring my very special footpedal technique.' (Barbara Dennerlein)
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