Hendrik Meurkens


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Most of Hendrik Meurkens's previous recordings have a strong emphasis on Brazilian rhythms but this CD is more of a modern bop date. With pianists Dado Moroni and Mark Soskin trading off, David Finck and Harvie Swartz sharing the bass spot and guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Tim Horner present on most selections, the impressive harmonica player Meurkens improvises pretty freely on material ranging from standards such as "Have You Met Miss Jones" and "All of You" to four of his own straight-ahead originals. The music is moody yet swinging, demonstrating Hendrik Meurkens' continued growth from his earlier discs.

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