RHAPSODY FOR TRUMPET verbindet Elemente der zeitgenössischen Musik, des Cool Jazz und des Film Noir Genres in dreizehn eleganten, zeitlosen Kompositionen. Erstmals steht die Trompete in diesem Studioalbum des Filmkomponisten und Multiinstrumentalisten Gerhard Daum im Mittelpunkt. Der klare und ausdruckstarke Trompetenton, der die Stücke des Albums prägt, weist Assoziationen zu Größen des Jazz wie Chet Baker und Miles Davis auf.

Ein Hörgenuss der sowohl wohltemperierte als auch nachdenkliche Klänge unserer heutigen Zeit und Welt zum Ausdruck bringt.

 

Rezension von Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews, 14. August 2020

 

I’ve reviewed a couple of albums from multi-instrumentalist, most recently his exquisite “Songs Without Words” […] Gerhard’s offerings are always diverse, but this is the first time I’ve heard him doing tasty and tantalizing trumpet work, though […].

There’s a real sense of “noir” on tunes like “The Joker”… it’s easy to imagine dark alleyways & desirous damsels as you listen to this… I have no doubt (whatsoever) that DJ’s of all persuasions will have this song in constant rotations, especially on their late-night shows!

There’s a totally mellow “morning” vibe on the beautiful 3:32 “Rise and Shine”… Gerhard’s horn calls you from your dreams and shows you that there is hope in the new day… a very powerful performance and flawless recording make it a tune you’ll be hitting “replay” for often.

I found the strings on “Promises” to be most enchanting… this 3:06 gem will hold you spellbound and wanting more of the beauty it conveys ever-so-richly… vivid contrasts between horn, strings, piano and drums make for a very satisfying listen!

It was easy to make my choice for personal favorite of the thirteen tunes Gerhard offers up for our aural enjoyment… “Sleeping City” captures the very essence of after-midnight streets and urban crawls through cavernous skyscrapers… I will go so far as to say that this is the best trumpet piece I’ve listened to (yet) in 2020.

 

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