Davidson, Roger

Soundbrush, 2006CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 12.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Roger Davidson is primarily a classical pianist but you’d never guess that listening to his jazz trio. Unlike many classical crossover players, Roger has a sense of swing and improvisational skills that fit well in the jazz format. He wrote most of the tunes on this set. We liked his 2003 release, Rogers in Rio but this one was actually recorded first, back in 1991 being released only now! He has more of the same magic on this CD with a wide variety of jazzy tunes highlighted by the bouncy “Meet Me in Paris”, “Ten to Twelve” and a cool arrangement of “Bernie’s Tune”.