All About Jazz

Home » Articles » CD/LP/Track Review


Roger Davidson: Pensando En Ti

Dan McClenaghan By

Sign in to view read count
The bare-shouldered, dark-haired beauty leaning on the balcony in a pensive posture on the cover of pianist/composer/arranger Roger Davidson's latest Latin music exploration, Pensando En Ti, appears to be "thinking of you," with romance on her mind.

Of late, Davidson has explored various Latin genres: the tango, on Amor Por El Tango, and the bossa nova with his treatment of Richard Rodgers' music on Rodgers in Rio (both Soundbrush Records, '04). With Pensando En Ti, Rogers immerses himself in the bolero, perhaps the gentlest, dreamiest and most romantic of Latin sounds. The music sounds like a close cousin to Charlie Haden's classic Land of the Sun, with its beautiful, understated melodicism floating over the cool rhythmic burble of the bolero, a song style that originated in Cuba in the late-nineteenth century and spread throughout the Latin world.

There's nothing cerebral or challenging to the ear here, just a cool, seductive listening experience. These are the sounds of romance, suited well for a relaxing night with with a glass of your favorite spirits and the object of your romantic desire.

Track Listing: Para Nosotros; De Mi Corozon; Someos Novios; Ven a Mi; La Gloria Eres Tu; Mi Amor; Tres Palabras; Mi Dolor; Te Quiero; Rumba Feliz; Esta Tarde Vi Llover; Mi Sueno; La Estrano; Pensando En Ti.

Personnel: Roger Davidson: piano; Ignacio Berroa: drums; David Finck: bass; Marco Granados: flute; Francisco Navarro: guitar; Kenny Rampton: trumpet; Pernell Saturnino: percussion.

Title: Pensando En Ti | Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: Soundbrush Records


comments powered by Disqus

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Temple Of The Soul: Rhapsodies & Meditations For Solo Piano

Temple Of The Soul:...

Soundbrush Records

We Remember Helen

We Remember Helen

Soundbrush Records


Brazilian Love Song

Soundbrush Records

Umbrellas & Sunshine

Umbrellas & Sunshine

Soundbrush Records


Tango Duo

Soundbrush Records


Bom Dia

Soundbrush Records


Related Articles

Read Peaks of Light CD/LP/Track Review
Peaks of Light
by Mark Sullivan
Published: March 18, 2018
Read In Denmark I Was Born CD/LP/Track Review
In Denmark I Was Born
by Gareth Thompson
Published: March 18, 2018
Read In Copenhagen - Live at Jazzhus Slukefter 1983 CD/LP/Track Review
In Copenhagen - Live at Jazzhus Slukefter 1983
by Chris Mosey
Published: March 18, 2018
Read A Year Ago Today CD/LP/Track Review
A Year Ago Today
by Doug Collette
Published: March 18, 2018
Read Dreams of Belonging CD/LP/Track Review
Dreams of Belonging
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: March 18, 2018
Read Ravensburg CD/LP/Track Review
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: March 17, 2018
Read "Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk" CD/LP/Track Review Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
by John Sharpe
Published: November 4, 2017
Read "Forest Grove" CD/LP/Track Review Forest Grove
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: November 6, 2017
Read "Sparse" CD/LP/Track Review Sparse
by Don Phipps
Published: January 12, 2018
Read "The Company I Keep" CD/LP/Track Review The Company I Keep
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 28, 2017
Read "Hybrid" CD/LP/Track Review Hybrid
by Roger Farbey
Published: September 28, 2017
Read "Blow, Strike & Touch" CD/LP/Track Review Blow, Strike & Touch
by Glenn Astarita
Published: September 24, 2017