Jazz

vrijdag 12 april
20:30

Jazzharmonicavirtuoos Hermine Deurloo speelde eerder al met uiteenlopende artiesten als Steve Gadd, Mike Boddé, Rembrandt Frerichs en het Metropole Orkest. Haar harmonicaspel is o.a. te horen in soundtracks van films zoals De Wilde Stad en reclamespotjes (o.a. Unox). De Engelse topmuzikanten pianist Gwilym Simcock (lange tijd bij Pat Metheny) en gitarist Mike Walker spelen al lange tijd samen, in o.a. The Impossible Gentleman, en delen hun liefde voor uiteenlopende muziekstijlen, van rock tot klassiek, jazz tot folk.

Hermine ontmoette pianist Gwilym Simcock en gitarist Mike Walker op het Ambelside Jazz Festival en dat was zo’n succes dat ze daarna meerdere concerten in de UK gaven.
Het resultaat is een nieuw lyrisch en virtuoos trio, met een bijzondere klank door de samenstelling van gitaar, piano en harmonica. De muziek is voor een groot gedeelte gecomponeerd door Gwilym Simcock, maar ook Mike Walker en Hermine dragen composities bij.

“a world-class performance” – Leicester Mercury
“Daring, imaginative stuff. Simply a thrill”- Marlbank

The two founder members of the much loved group “The Impossible Gentlemen” have established a unique rapport through their love of music of all kinds from rock to classical, jazz and folk. These extraordinary improvisational talents explore a rich harmonic world that is highly accessible, emotionally engaging and often jaw dropping. They met Hermine Deurloo at Ambleside Festival last year and found an instant musical rapport. This is a new trio with much to explore.

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. He moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’. Gwilym has been hailed as a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability, and his music has been widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible’, and above all ‘wonderfully optimistic’. Gwilym has toured extensively with the cream of British and international jazz. He co-leads the Anglo-American Supergroup ‘The Impossible Gentlemen’ with British Guitar legend Mike Walker and regularly tours the world with Pat Metheny, Antonio Sanchez and Linda Oh.

Mike Walker’s passion for guitar was heavily influenced by his own interest in jazz but flavoured by a broad spectrum of genres across the musical spectrum. Mike plays in The Printmakers with Nikki Iles, Norma Winstone, Mark Lockhart, James Maddren and Steve Watts, and has also been busy composing and touring with The Impossible Gentlemen, a group he co-leads with Gwilym Simcock, They have released 3 albums and in 2013 the group were named ‘Best Jazz Ensemble’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Mike redorded with musicians as Steve Swallow, Dave Holland, Steve Rodby, Peter Erskine and many more.

Hermine Deurloo is a jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam. She has performed all over the world and has recorded sevaral albums. Her latest album, released in 2019, features Steve Gadd, Kevin Hayes, and Tony Scherr. In 2018, she was awarded the Bernie Bray Harmonica Player of the year award.

www.gwilymsimcock.com
www.ram.ac.uk/about-us/staff/mike-walker
www.impossiblegentlemen.com
www.herminedeurloo.com