Cabin In The Sky

Jazz harmonica maven Hendrik Meurkens teams up with acclaimed pianist Bill Cunliffe to present a unique and wonderful mix of tunes on their new duo album, Cabin in the Sky. In addition to several originals, the CD includes compositions by outstanding contributors to the jazz repertoire including Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, plus surprises like a sultry, bluesy version of “Ode to Billie Joe,” the 1967 hit from pop/country singer Bobbie Gentry.

Hendrik Meurkens - Harmonica
Bill Cunliffe - Piano

“…over the span of over two decades, Hendrik Meurkens (who also doubles on vibraphone) has become the de facto chromatic harmonica heir to Thielemans...” Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition

"Harmonica maestro Hendrik Meurkens and bassist Gabriel Espinosa share top billing, but the music seems to mark this as a Meurkens date. While each man contributes four songs to the program, Meurkens' harmonica is the guiding voice...Celebrando is worth savoring for the music." All About Jazz

Recorded June 26th, 2015 and April 1st 2016
by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn NY