What on earth does this guy have to do with a pilgrimage? Is that what you’re thinking? I’ll tell you.
Earlier this year, after a long absence from the Netherlands, I tuned in on a documentary about this Dutch trumpeter, Eric Vloeimans, whom I’d never heard of. It was actually the word ‘whisperer’ that caught my attention in the announcement of the program. Eric spoke and played and I immediately researched some of his work on youtube. SOLD!
Especially Pèlerinage wooed me. Perhaps because I’d lived on the Camino for seven months, or just because in his Gatecrash jacket he appeals to my auditory sense most of all. I love his creativity and his good cheer. He has a very special laugh and sounds like he could be an interesting and fun person to hang out with.
In the meantime I’ve purchased a 5-CD album called V-Flow. One of them is with Gatecrash (still my favourite) and the others are early works, petit ensemble, amis and melodias. Excellent variety: background, while driving, or just sit and listen while sipping your favourite booze. I love to cook to Gatecrash! Made a Thai green chicken curry just the other day with a jazzy melange, mmmmm.
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Eric plays a Hub van Laar trumpet.