Personnel: Roger Davidson (piano); Leonardo Amuedo (guitar); Marcelo Martins (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Gilmar Ferreira (trombone); Sérgio Barrozo (acoustic bass); Paulo Braga (drums); Marco Lobo (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Roy Hendrickson.
Liner Note Author: James Gavin.
Recording information: Zagamusic Studios, Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro (10/2011).
Photographer: Guarim De Lorena.
Translators: Susan Pereira; Vanderlei Pereira.
Roger Davidson's 2013 studio album, Journey to Rio, features the pianist's exploration of the music of Brazil. Produced by Argentine bassist Pablo Aslan, Journey to Rio features a broad mix of Davidson's original compositions that mix bossa nova with his own interests in classical, jazz, and French sounds. Joining Davidson here is a stellar group of musicians including saxophonist Marcelo Martins, trombonist Gilmar Ferreira, guitarist Leonardo Amuedo, drummer Rafael Barata, percussionist Marco Lobo, and others. ~ Matt Collar