For years, Benjamin Herman has formed a frighteningly tight trio with Ernst Glerum and Joost Patočka. Whether its compositions from Misha Mengelberg, jazz evergreens or original works, these are all interpreted with vision and “rollicking virtuosity’’ (Volkskrant). Erupting from Herman’s creative spirit and the two worlds of Glerum (ICP Orchestra) and Patočka (Rita Reys), the […]
Since 2007, Benjamin Herman has been playing twice a month at the De Kring in Amsterdam. Several of his albums, including Campert, Hypochristmastreefuzz and Café Solo, resulted directly from his musical activities at this legendary arts society. His latest album Live has Herman and his quartet playing on the occasion of De Kring’s 90th anniversary. […]
Café Solo (2013)
Benjamin Herman: “This album is special for me in the sense that I wanted the actual sound of my horn to be the focus on this album. Not chops or material. With just Ernst and Joost there’s so much space in the music. I had actually never tried recording an album this way. Joost and […]
Benjamin Herman: Late 2010 award winning Dutch film director Eddy Terstall asked me to do the film score for a thirty minute film based on a script he had written. The movie was about a boy, a girl and two thousand euro’s. Somewhere along the line the whole thing morphed into a full length movie. […]
Hypochristmastreefuzz – Special Edition (2010)
Hypochristmastreefuzz (2008) was Herman’s 13th CD and his second album that exclusively consists of compositions by pianist Mischa Mengelberg. Together with Anton Goudsmit, Ernst Glerum and Joost Patocka, Benjamin enchanted audiences with legendary pieces such as “Wij Gaan Naar De Italiaan” (We’re Going Out For Italian), “De Sprong, O Romantiek Der Hazen” (The Romantic Jump […]
Made In China (7″ vinyl) (2010)
Benjamin Herman, Janne Schra & Jelte Heringa. The four songs on this single are written an recorded in a cozy little villa in Shanghai China between August 11 – 18, 2010 as a part of the ‘In A Cabin With’ project.
Deelder 65 (2009)
Benjamin Herman & Jules Deelder 65th Anniversary release for and with Jules Deelder. It contains a 10″ vinyl and a CD. The CD is a digital duplicate of the vinyl and comes in a completely black sleeve, simply inserted in the vinyl’s outer sleeve. Sold out!
Blue Sky Blond (2009)
Blue Sky Blond is the tenth solo album of alt saxophone player Benjamin Herman. Herman, who received the prestigious Edison Award and became third in the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Jazz Award in 2008 with the unique ‘Campert’ album. With the release of Campert and the release of his former solo record Hypochristmasthreefuzz Benjamin Herman proves […]
Veelvuldig onderscheiden saxofonist Benjamin Herman komt dit najaar uit met zijn 9e solo album ‘Hypochristmastreefuzz (More Mengelberg)’. Deze cd, uitsluitend gevuld met composities van de Nederlandse piano icoon Misha Mengelberg, is wederom een knik in de lijn van Herman’s productieve carriére. Zijn trio, bestaande uit ICP veteraan Ernst Glerum op bas en Rita Reys’ vaste […]
In November 2007 Benjamin Herman released an album inspired by the Dutch “Vijftigers” writer Remco Campert. Starting point of this album was the 15 minute soundtrack Herman wrote for a documentary about this legendary writer. Inspired by Campert’s poetry, Benjamin decided to go back into the studio and extend the material and record some extra […]
The London Session (2006)
In 2005 Benjamin was invited to progamme Rotterdam’s International Jazz Festival and being a huge fan of Stan Tracey, he managed to track Stan down for a gig together with Dutch trombonist Bart van Lier. After this succesfull show Benjamin asked Stan to record a album with him and so the London Session was a […]
Durban Poison (12″ vinyl) (2005)
With Durban Poison Herman is presenting part 2 of his funky, dance tunes. The first part was his 45 groovy ‘Skunkaholic’ and now we have ‘Durban Poison’, a new improvised raw funk studio session. This time on orange vinyl!
The Itch (2005)
On ‘The Itch’ Herman, together with the brilliant trio of Anton Goudsmit (guitar), Ernst Glerum (bass) and Han Bennink (drums), offers up a mix of surf, guitar and ‘cocktailjazz’. A mix of Doris Day, Dick Dale and Gene Krupa so to speak…..
Skunkaholic (7″ vinyl) (2004)
“Off-the-wall excellence on this tripped out, funk-dub, heavy grooving live 7″ from jazz saxophonist Benjamin Herman.”