Amazon River

Amazon River

by Hendrik MeurkensHendrik Meurkens


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Hendrik Meurkens grew up in Germany and attended Berklee College of Music in the United States, but his primary musical passion has long been Brazilian music. Already a virtuoso on harmonica (and the first serious rival to Toots Thielemans on the instrument), he is in terrific form throughout this session. Meurkens gathered a number of the top Brazilian players to join him, featuring the well-known vocalist and guitarist Doryi Cayimmi on a brisk, passionate take of "Amazon River" and the equally warm "O Cantador." Another popular Brazilian guitarist, Oscar Castro-Neves, guests on two of Antonio Carlos Jobim's compositions, the samba "Piano Na Manqueira" and "Ela é Carioca," while Cuban clarinetist Pacquito D'Rivera trades licks with the leader in the joyful choro "Lingua de Mosquito." Meurkens also doubles on vibes on one track. This is a delightful date from start to finish.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2005
Label: Megaforce
UPC: 0837101051026
catalogNumber: 510
Rank: 136782

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hendrik Meurkens   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vibes
Dori Caymmi   Guitar,Vocals
Paquito D'Rivera   Clarinet
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar,Vocals
Cassio Duarte   Percussion
Duduka Da Fonseca   Percussion,Drums
Nilson Matta   Bass,Double Bass
Helio Alves   Piano
Jorge Amorim   Percussion
Pedro Ramos   Cavaquinho
Ze Mauricio   Percussion
Guilherme Monteiro   Guitar
Robson Cerqueira   Bandolin

Technical Credits

Dori Caymmi   Composer
Toninho Horta   Composer
Hendrik Meurkens   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Oscar Castro-Neves   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Paulo César Pinheiro   Composer
Bret Primack   Liner Notes
Michael Brorby   Engineer
Tom Gioia   Engineer
Carlos Del Rosario   Engineer

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