These are videos that I like: Hermine Deurloo, in Amsterdam


Today’s videos feature the music of chromatic harmonica player Hermine Deurloo.  Her new album Living Here was yesterday’s daily recommendation (go read it).

Here’s a promo video for that new album.  It gives some nice bio and background info interspersed with scenes in Amsterdam… a sort of “day in the life” video montage, which fits in nicely with the album’s theme.  It’s set to the album track “Long Story Short.”

And here’s a performance of the album track “Self Portrait” just a few months ago at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis.  It’s the same line-up as the album except that Julian Sartorius is on drums, not Jim Black.

Your video personnel:  Hermine Deurloo (chromatic harmonica), Rembrandt Frerichs (piano), Julian Sartorius (drums) and Jörg Brinkmann (cello).

And here’s an earlier performance at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  In addition to Peter Tiehuis on guitar and Geert Chatrou with the whistling, they are accompanied by the Metropole Orchestra and Vincent de Kort.  They perform a medley of Toots Thielemans tunes, including the memorable theme to the movie Midnight Cowboy.