Meurkens, Hendrik / Harmonicus Rex
Album:Harmonicus Rex Collection:Jazz
Artist:Meurkens, Hendrik Added:Jul 2016
Label:Height Advantage 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-07-19 Pull Date:2016-09-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 15, 2022:Music Casserole
4.Aug 10, 2016:Laptop Radio
Mundell's Mood
2.Aug 14, 2016:K-Area
Mundell's Mood
5.Aug 07, 2016:K-Area
Darn That Dream
3.Aug 13, 2016:Music Casserole
Falling In Love With Love
6.Aug 05, 2016:The Pocket

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-08-05 
Tom McCarter
Hendrik Meurkens
Harmonicus Rex
Height Advantage

This is a fabulous set from a 25 year veteran who has come back to straight ahead jazz
after playing Brazilian music for many years. I particularly like the interplay with the trumpet.
Long-time veteran Jimmy Cobb holds down the drums. The resto of the band are up & coming.
Everyone is top notch. I also like that his repertoire is drawn from lesser known tracks by famous players.
Genre: jazz
If You Like: Toots Thielmans, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter
FCCs: none
Favorite Tracks: Mundell’s Mood, SKJ, Up Jumped Spring, Mean Dog Blues, Darn That Dream
Track Review:
1. Mundell’s Mood – fast jam with trumpet wailing
2. Slidin’ – starts slow and builds. Flute duets
3. In Your Own Sweet Way – slow with nice flourishes, harmonica leads
4. Afternoon – slow ballad, emotive harmonica, duet with trumpet
5. SKJ – boppin’ piano intro gorgeous trumpet solo, everyone in the groove
6. Falling in Love with Love – uptempo swinging romp, all harmonica
7. A Summer in San Francisco – slow ballad, piano intro, a gorgeous duet with flute
8. Up Jumped Spring – piano intro, everybody swings, trumpet shines
9. Mean Dog Blues – Straight bop, the hardest swing on the CD, great solos all around
10. Darn That Dream – slow tune with gorgeous flourishes on harmonica, false ending
11. What’s New – another gorgeous ballad with harmonica solos

Track Listing
1.Mundell's Mood 6.Falling In Love With Love
2.Slidin? 7.A Summer In San Francisco
3.In Your Own Sweet Way 8.Up Jumped Spring
4.Afternoon 9.Mean Dog Blues
5.Skj 10.Darn That Dream
 11.What's New