Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Take The Dennerlein

Considering how much I enjoy organ music of all types, you'd think I'd buy more or see more of it, wouldn't you?

Luckily, a stray e-mail informed me that organ whiz Barbara Dennerlein was coming to town and I just got back from seeing her.

It was a solo performance on the pipe organ at Verizon Hall, splendid for classical music but, as Dennerlein herself noted, it's a little difficult to get it to "swing".

Because of that, the music occasionally sounded stiff. But on the other hand a Hammond B-3 can't deliver the apocalyptic blare of a pipe organ, either, and the hybrid sound was oftentimes glorious.

She'll be at Joe's Pub in NYC in a duo format tomorrow night, so what are you waiting for?



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