Hendrik Meurkens joins me on episode 84.
Hendrik is a German chromatic player who has been living in New York since the early 1990s.
Toots Thielemans was Hendrik’s inspiration to take up the chromatic and he performed a live radio show in Germany with Toots.
Hendrik is also a vibraphone player, which he studied at the Berklee College of Music. Shortly after this he spent a year in Brazil to immerse himself in the music there. This helped him form his brand of Brazilian music, Samba Jazz.
Hendrik has a large album catalogue, including six albums with the prestigious jazz label Concord, and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in Brazilian and jazz music.
Hendrik’s album catalogue:
Hendrick playing vibes:
Tribute To Toots concert in Uruguay:
Playing with WDR Big Band:
Playing at the Blue Note in New York:
Sambatropolis with WDR Big Band:
Dolores Claiborne movie clip:
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