Europe    Hendrik Meurkens    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music


Europe    Hendrik Meurkens    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music
Moroccan Sahara

Search

WORLD MUSIC NEWS
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC Profiles
  Artist Features
  World Music Legends
  Reggae Legends
  African Legends
Live Music Events
  World Music Concerts
  World Music Festivals
  World Music Clubs
Global Lifestile
  Travel
  Food
  Film
reviews
  Books
  DVD
  Live Music
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC CD ReVIEW
  Africa
  Asia & Far East
  Australia & Oceania
  Celtic & Irish
  Electronica
  Europe
  Greater Latin America
  Jazz
  Middle East & North Africa
  New Age & Avant Garde
  North American
  Reggae & Caribbean
  South Asia
  World Fusion
WORLD MUSIC links
back issues
 

Deutsch
Franais
Espa ol
Italiano
Portuguese
Japanese
Chinese





World Music CD Reviews Europe

Print Page
E-mail to Friend E-mail to Editor
Hendrik Meurkens
NY Samba Jazz Quintet
Zoho Music

By Michael Stone

Published April 27, 2007

German vibes and harmonica master Hendrik Meurkens emerged on the New York jazz scene in the early 1990s, and has recorded with Monty Alexander, Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Ivan Lins and Claudio Roditi, among others. On this live set (at Cecil’s, the noted Newark, NJ-area jazz club), Meurkens enlists Jed Levy (tenor sax, flute), Helio Alves (piano), Gustavo Amarante (bass), and Adriano Santos (drums). The repertoire includes tunes by Brazilian stalwarts João Donato (“Vamos Nessa,” “A Rã”), Djavan (“Flor De Lis”) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Triste”), an Ira Gershwin standard (“I Can’t Get Started”), and four Meurkens originals. As a composer, Meurkens hears the sonic kinship between jazz and Brazilian choro, as on “Mimosa” (featuring the vibes and tenor) and “Menina na Janela” (pairing harmonica and flute leads). Meurkens also salutes Paquito D’Rivera (with whom he has toured) on “Bolero Para Paquito,” revealing an affinity for that classic Latin form.

RSS Feeds

ADVERTISING LINKS

Gnaoua Festtival
Fes Festival
Lawson Sideblock
Globe Trekker 120 150
emusicsideblock

GoNomad
sonicbids

Contact us | Press Room | Contests | About Global Rhythm magazine | Advertise / Media Kit
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use
| Global Rhythm Contributors | Link to Us | Back Issues

Copyright © 2008 Zenbu Media. All rights reserved.

Powered by Ecomsolutions.net