assuming the role of organist,
composer, musical consultant, and independent producer, presents this remarkable project, bringing together an
organ jazz trio
with a philhar-
This live CD of the concert on June 1, 2005 in the Philharmonic of Essen trea- sures the wide-ranging musical adven- ture of the collaboration between the Barbara Dennerlein Jazz Trio and the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate under the direction of
She herself has said: "The convergence
of classical music and jazz that I became acquainted with during my long years
of collaboration with
Friedrich Gulda has
me. The project
"Change Of Pace"
is very dear to me and represents
the fulfillment of a long cherished dream. Even as I composed the titles 'Change of Pace' and 'Pendel der Zeit' (Pendulum of Time), I imagined how terrific it would be to perform these pieces
with a philharmonic orchestra.
The freedom in a jazz formation to improvise combined with
the unbelievably rich sound of an orchestra playing from a score is extremely exciting to me. It was indeed a great experience and a challenge for me, though I must admit that first and foremost it was fun. That is also my appeal to the listener: Don't over-think things, but have fun with challenging music!"