martes, 21 de julio de 2015

Gabriel Espinosa & Hendrik Meurkens "Samba Little Samba” Sunday, August 2nd @ the Iridium, NYC

Sunday, August 2nd, at the Iridium, New York
SAMBA LITTLE SAMBA, the new album of GABRIEL ESPINOSA and HENDRIK MEURKENS, is now available and features an All-Star cast including guests Anat Cohen, Antonio Sanchez and Tierney Sutton, as well as Alison Wedding, Misha Tsiganov and Adriano Santos. This album is the follow-up to their initial successful collaboration, the critically acclaimed CELEBRANDO

 Please join Gabriel Espinosa and Hendrik Meurkens for the CD-Release 
at the Iridium on Sunday, August 2nd.

1650 Broadway (at 51st St.), New York, NY 10019, ph. 212-582-2121
Shows at 7:30 & 9:30PM
Hendrik Meurkens - harmonica & vibes
Gabriel Espinosa - bass & vocals
Irina Zubareva - vocals & percussion
Misha Tsiganov - piano
Adriano Santos - drums
"Hendrik fast becoming a superstar of his instruments: the harmonica and the vibraphone...On the harmonica he is now the bona fide heir apparent to Toots Thielemans...This partnership with the bassist Gabriel Espinosa has yielded two Zoho albums so far... Both are superb recordings...(Gabriel Espinosa)'s singing is subtly expressed and is always graceful throughout."   Raul da Gama - latinjazznetwork

"Call it high octane samba...Killer stuff that works throughout."  Chris Spector - Midwestrecord

"Demonstrating yet once more after their initial successful collaboration on Celebrando that you don't need to be a Brazilian to have an authentic feel for Brazilian jazz, Mexican bassist Gabriel Espinosa and harmonica/vibes master Hendrik Meurkens' Samba Little Samba offers an exciting menu of Brazilian sounds..."   Jack Goodstein - Blogcritics

 "Meurkens, who stole the show on Celebrando, remains a captivating personality on harmonica and vibraphone...Espinosa('s) bass serves as a foundational presence again, grounding things without pushing into the spotlight...Samba Little Samba is a musical ray of sunshine."  Dan Bilawsky - AllAboutJazz

 "...Every track here is filled with seamless beauty and a steady yet lilting energy...Samba Little Samba is outstanding. There is much to love from the opening notes to the last."  Ken Franckling - JazzNotes

"Hendrik Meurkens has been one of the foremost proponents of the Brazilian genre for decades now while Gabriel Espinosa continues his love affair with the samba sounds he was first exposed to back in the early 60s...Samba Little Samba serves up another delicious taste of the Brazilian-style with a good measure of swing, song and much, much more than a little samba."  Edward Blanco - All About Jazz

"The two lead artists...combine near suicidal excess with hairpin-turn discipline to create the most confounding and commanding jazz album of the year."  John Shelton Ivany - jsitop21

"It's a cliché to say that music is a universal language, but "Samba Little Samba", the newest CD by Gabriel Espinosa and Hendrik Meurkens shows the truth inside that old maxim...There's been plenty of talk lately about jazz belonging only to blacks and samba belonging only to Brazilians, but "Samba Little Samba" proves those arguments wrong with its very existence."  Tom Cunniffe -


Gabriel Espinosa/Hendrik Meurkens Quintet performing at the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, November 26th, 2015
The Gabriel Espinosa/Hendrik Meurkens Quintet has performed at the Tucson Jazz Festival, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Teatro Daniel Ayala and the Teatro Fantasio in Merida, Mexico, and did numerous other performances all across the US. This fall the group featuring Alison Wedding, Misha Tsiganov and Adriano Santos is invited to perform at the Riviera Maya Jazz Festivalone of Mexico's most important Jazz Festivals.

Jim Eigo                

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