August 13, 2014

‘Trouble’ received a warm welcome from the Dutch press

The Dutch press has greeted Benjamin Herman’s new album Trouble with positive reviews, as these extracts from various 4-star appraisals reveal:
Volkskrant  ****
The fervour of Live has made way for mellow nightclub music and a powerful guest appearance by 24-year-old singer/pianist Daniel von Piekartz.’
Het Parool ****
They approach the material in a highly stimulating manner, full of sensuality, especially in the ballads. Von Piekartz’s voice has a certain boyish impudence and he steers each song in the direction he wants… The result is compelling.’
Nederlands Dagblad ****
Both live and recorded, Daniel von Piekartz’s almost feminine voice has a subtle spellbinding impact.’
Dagblad van het Noorden ed. Groningen ****

Leeuwarder Courant **** ****
Oor.nlAlto saxophonist Benjamin Herman is unstoppable. Which is a good thing, because whether he’s improvising in Mischa Mengelberg style or playing groovy jazz a la boogaloo or whatever, he’s always worth listening to.’
Jazzenzo.nlTrouble is a coherent surprise, an excursion in Benjamin Herman’s magnificent oeuvre.