Inspired by Toots Thielemans, Hermine Deurloo turns the chromatic harmonica into a real jazz instrument. Over the years, she has performed with the Metropole Orkest, the Willem Breuker Kollektief, Jesse van Ruller, Candy Dulfer, Han Bennink and musicians in the downtown New York jazz scene like Tony Scherr. As far back as 2013, she started giving many concerts with jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerichs, a musician active in the forefront of the latest generation of Europe’s improvising instrumentalists. The international press sees him as an adventurer on the piano and a master of his instrument.
In A long story short, Hermine’s soft, lyrical and fluid playing of the harmonica joins the energy of improvised jazz performed by the Rembrandt Frerichs Quartet. The result is a mix of exciting improvisations, powerful melodies and compositions they wrote themselves.