Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Oracao Para Amanha (Prayer for Tomorrow)/roger Davidson Trio with Hendrik Meurkens

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Oracao Para Amanha (Prayer for Tomorrow)/roger Davidson Trio with Hendrik Meurkens

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* ORACAO PARA AMANHA (PRAYER FOR TOMORROW)/ROGER DAVIDSON TRIO WITH HENDRIK MEURKENS (Soundbrush SR 1038) Roger Davidson (p), Eduardo Belo (b), Adriano Santos (d), Hendrik Meurkens (vib, h). New York City, May and October 2016. September Samba/ Sonho da Tarde/Oracao Para Amanha/Rio de Janeiro /Saudades/Tarde Sonhadora/ Amor Brasileiro/O Trem da Vida/Saudade Do Brasil/A Escada/Tres Estrelas/O Verao (TT 60:32)

Roger Davidson has been quoted as saying "music is for the world." I suspect what he means by this is that there are so many genres. He is capable of playing into many of these styles. This artist works in the fields of jazz, tango, children's music, chamber and symphonic areas as well as choral pieces. Here he combines jazz and Brazilian with good effect. Mr. Davidson holds Master's degrees from Boston University (composition) and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ (choral conducting). He also studied voice at Lichtenberger Institute in Germany. One can easily see he has a very broad knowledge of music. Bill Evans is a primary influence in his jazz playing. The other major player on this CD is Hendrik Meurkens. Born in Germany, he came to the United States where he graduated from Berklee College of Music with the vibes being his primary instrument. He had heard Toots Thielemans performing on the harmonica, so he took up that instrument as well, being self-taught on the latter. This artist also heard Brazilian music and was so taken with it that he moved to Rio for a time to immerse himself in that art. …

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