ROGER DAVIDSON

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Roger Davidson was born in Paris in 1952 to a French mother and an American father. The family moved to New York when he was a year old. He started playing piano on his own at 4, and taking violin lessons at 8. “Playing the piano is all I did. We didn’t have a TV,” he reminisces. “Two things I did as a kid for entertainment: I climbed up the piano bench and played, and I read about cars, a hobby I still have.”

Although he taught himself how to read and write music, Davidson learned to play through improvising, a practice that has served him well as a jazz pianist. But, he says, “I had to take piano lessons in graduate school because I had to learn repertoire.” He attended Boston University, studying with David Del Tredici and Theodore Antoniou among others, and earning a master’s degree in composition in
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Journey to RioJourney to Rio
SoundBrush Records 2013
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Live At Caffe Vivaldi, Vol. 2Live At Caffe Vivaldi, Vol. 2
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ROGER DAVIDSON Missa Universalis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Missa Universalis
Third Stream 1988
ROGER DAVIDSON Rodgers in Rio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rodgers in Rio
Latin Jazz 2003
ROGER DAVIDSON One God, One World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One God, One World
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004
ROGER DAVIDSON Mandala album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mandala
Third Stream 2004
ROGER DAVIDSON Ancient Voyage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ancient Voyage
World Fusion 2004
ROGER DAVIDSON Bingo : Songs for Children in English with Brazilian and Caribbean Rhythms album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bingo : Songs for Children in English with Brazilian and Caribbean Rhythms
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2005
ROGER DAVIDSON Ten to Twelve album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ten to Twelve
Cool Jazz 2006
ROGER DAVIDSON Pensando en Ti album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pensando en Ti
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2006
ROGER DAVIDSON Bom Dia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bom Dia
Latin Jazz 2007
ROGER DAVIDSON Roger Davidson & Raul Jaurena : Pasion Por La Vida album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roger Davidson & Raul Jaurena : Pasion Por La Vida
Latin Jazz 2009
ROGER DAVIDSON Brazilian Love Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazilian Love Song
Latin Jazz 2010
ROGER DAVIDSON On the Road of Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On the Road of Life
World Fusion 2011
ROGER DAVIDSON Umbrellas & Sunshine : The Music of Michel Legrand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Umbrellas & Sunshine : The Music of Michel Legrand
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
ROGER DAVIDSON We Remember Helen album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
We Remember Helen
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2012
ROGER DAVIDSON Journey To Rio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey To Rio
Latin Jazz 2012
ROGER DAVIDSON Temple Of The Soul: Rhapsodies & Meditations For Solo Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Temple Of The Soul: Rhapsodies & Meditations For Solo Piano
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2014
ROGER DAVIDSON Te Extraño Buenos Aires album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Te Extraño Buenos Aires
Latin Jazz 2014
ROGER DAVIDSON Music From The Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music From The Heart
Latin Jazz 2018

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ROGER DAVIDSON Roger Davidson and Pablo Aslan : Live at Caffe Vivaldi Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roger Davidson and Pablo Aslan : Live at Caffe Vivaldi Vol 1
Latin Jazz 2015
ROGER DAVIDSON Live At Caffe Vivaldi Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Caffe Vivaldi Vol.2
Latin Jazz 2015
ROGER DAVIDSON Live at Caffe Vivaldi Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Caffe Vivaldi Vol. 3
Latin Jazz 2016
ROGER DAVIDSON Oração Para Amanhã (Prayer For Tomorrow) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Oração Para Amanhã (Prayer For Tomorrow)
Latin Jazz 2017

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ROGER DAVIDSON Oração Para Amanhã (Prayer For Tomorrow)

Live album · 2017 · Latin Jazz
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Frenchman Roger Davidson (piano) and his trio of Eduardo Belos (bass) and Adriano Santos (drums), have been joined on this release by Hendrik Meurkens who provides two quite different musical embellishments by providing harmonica and vibraphone. Recorded live at the Zinc Bar in NYC last year, this collection of twelve new songs shows Roger combining his love of both jazz and Brazilian music, in a way that is both fresh and interesting. When someone has been so involved in these cultures for as many years as Roger, it perhaps isn’t surprising that the joining together of the two is seamless and faultless. He has a deft touch on the piano, and given that he has studied both orchestral and choral conducting it is also of no great shock that the arrangements are perfect for the occasion.

This is music that is living and breathing, each musician providing the others with the room they need to provide support to the main theme or to solo and improvise, whatever is right for the moment. It is laid back and reflective, music to get lost inside of, but even though the tempo may be often languid and the notes and chords meandering gently through the sun-kissed meadow, it is always something to be immersed in and never something that is boring. Beautiful and delicate, a joy from start to finish with South American inflections and tones that set this style of jazz apart.

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