New York Samba Jazz Quintet

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Always a friend of Brazilian music, going back to his time spent in Brazil in the early '80s, Hendrik Meurkens returns once again to the idiom in a live performance at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange, New Jersey. There is only one obvious standard Brazilian tune here -- Jobim's "Triste" -- and one near-standard, João Donato's "A Ra" (better-known in North America as "The Frog"), plus a convincing medium-tempo bossa nova translation of a non-Brazilian standard, "I Can't Get Started." Meurkens contributes two fleet, attractive choros of his own, "Mimosa" and "Menina Na Janela" -- both of which have been performed on earlier Meurkens recordings -- as well as an aural ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Always a friend of Brazilian music, going back to his time spent in Brazil in the early '80s, Hendrik Meurkens returns once again to the idiom in a live performance at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange, New Jersey. There is only one obvious standard Brazilian tune here -- Jobim's "Triste" -- and one near-standard, João Donato's "A Ra" (better-known in North America as "The Frog"), plus a convincing medium-tempo bossa nova translation of a non-Brazilian standard, "I Can't Get Started." Meurkens contributes two fleet, attractive choros of his own, "Mimosa" and "Menina Na Janela" -- both of which have been performed on earlier Meurkens recordings -- as well as an aural picture of "Prague in March" and the contemplative "Bolero para Paquito," in which Meurkens' harmonica comes closest in sound and manner to his most-commonly cited reference point, Toots Thielemans. Whether on harmonica or vibraphone, Meurkens flies as comfortably as ever over the various Brazilian jazz grooves from drummer Adriano Santos, bassist Gustavo Amarante and pianist Helio Alves, with Jed Levy brought in on tenor sax and flute to supplement Meurkens' usual quartet. Nice!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/2007
  • Label: Zoho Music
  • UPC: 880956070124
  • Catalog Number: 200701
  • Sales rank: 121,446

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vamos Nessa (4:26)
  2. 2 Flor de Lis (6:58)
  3. 3 A Rã (6:27)
  4. 4 Prague in March (5:42)
  5. 5 Mimosa (4:34)
  6. 6 I Can't Get Started (7:01)
  7. 7 Menina Na Janela (3:57)
  8. 8 Bolero Para Paquito (6:24)
  9. 9 Triste (6:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hendrik Meurkens Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vibes
Jed Levy Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Helio Alves Piano
Adriano Santos Drums
Gustavo Amarante Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Djavan Composer
Hendrik Meurkens Composer, Producer
João Donato Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Bret Primack Liner Notes
D. Vernon Composer
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