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Glass Fish

Glass Fish

Hermine Deurloo

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917335323
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Catalog number: CR 73353
Releasedate: 20-10-12
She already released five earlier cd's and this one is her newest: "Glass Fish" which she recorded with Tony Overwater, Joshua Samson, and Jesse van Ruller. Deurloo is an internationally known jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam.
  • Hermine Deurloo is an internationally known jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam
  • She is now much in demand as a soloist and session musician
  • "Glass Fish" refers to a computer programmer's language and can also be seen as transparency and the movement of a school of fish
  • The use of instruments is very transparent with a light percussion touch
  • Compositions by Tony Overwater and Hermine Deurloo
  • Hermine has played with the Metropole Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tony Scherr, Han Bennink, John Engels, Candy Dulfer, Al Jarreau, Toots Thielemans, and Maarten van der Grinten
  • She has toured the world in the last seven years as  a member of the Willem Breuker Kollectief
Together with Tony Overwater, Joshua Samson, and Jesse van Ruller, Hermine recently recorded her latest CD, entitled "Glass Fish". Hermine is an internationally known jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam who has performed all over the world, with musicians such as Tony Scherr, Han Bennink, Al Jarreau, Willem Breuker, and Candy Dulfer, as well as the Metropole Orchestra and Orchestra Jazz Siciliana. She has also recently begun collaborating on music scores for films.

The title song "Glass Fish", which also inspired the name of the CD, reflects the subtle transparency and effortless acrobatics of tropical fish. The CD's liveliness is derived from a combination of its originality, since most of the pieces are composed by its members Hermine Deurloo and Tony Overwater, and the unique instrumentation, such as Joshua Samson's light touch on his customized percussion instruments.

In the 100th year of its existence, the chromatic harmonica attracts a broad range of admirers, having produced icons such as Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder. Hermine is well on her way, given her resume and wide experience, in becoming an ever larger presence on the international stage.
Hermine Deurloo is an internationally known jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam.

Hermine Deurloo studied saxophone at the Amsterdam Conservatory. At the same time, she taught herself to play the harmonica. She primarily plays jazz but occasionally performs with classical or pop bands. She has performed all over the world and with musicians such as Tony Scherr, Han Bennink, Willem Breuker Kollektief, The Schonberg Ensemble, Candy Dulfer, The Metropole Orchestra. In October 2012, her latest CD, "Glass Fish" is released by Challenge Records, where Hermine is accompanied by some of the best of the Dutch jazz scene: Tony Overwater, Jesse van Ruller, and Joshua Samson. Previous CD's released by Hermine are "Crazy Clock" (2005), recorded in New York with producer/guitarist/singer Tony Scherr, who plays with Bill Frisell and Norah Jones; "Soundbite" (2006), produced by Reinder van Zalk from Earforce; "Live in de Tor" (2007) with musicians Jan Wessels, Peter Nieuwerf and Ruud Ouwehand.

Hermine played music for many films like recently for the Los Angeles based filmcomposer Austin Wintory, for a film of Amin Matalqua. She's also been a guest solist on many CD's and played with a variety of groups, such as Bennie Sings and The Rigidly Righteous. Hermine has appeared on TV several times, in prime time programs such as "De Wereld Draait Door" and "Klokhuis". In 2011, Hermine was interviewed for the daily news item on RAI 3 in Italy.