Meurkens, Hendrik

A-Records, 2022CD
Instrument: Harmonica

Issue: 28.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Venerable harmonica player Hendrick Meurkens performs in front of The WDR Big Band, a world class ensemble on its own. Together they take us on a Samba Jazz Odyssey. Conductor Michael Philip Mossman is in the drivers seat and the band is well orchestrated, presenting embraceable, harmonic bites and modulating their incredible power. These are mostly Meurkens’ original songs featuring him leading the melodies with various soloists including Pascal Bartoszak (flute) on “Manhattan Samba” and Ludwig Nuss (tb) on “Prague In March”. This is a strong session with the relaxed Brazilian dna.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services