Posted on November 16, 2016
Posted on April 8, 2016
Join us on Tuesday April 5th at 7pm in celebrating the our latest release Roger Davidson’s “Live at Caffe Vivaldi Vol. 3”. This is the latest in our series of recorded live performances. Roger Davidson presents a collection of original Brazilian music and jazz performed solo at the piano. Come hear the man George Harris of JazzWeekly calls “one of the most lyrical and romantic pianists around”.
Caffe Vivaldi is located at 32 Jones St in NYC.
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Posted on March 29, 2016
Posted on November 20, 2015
“(Davidson) aspires to greatness and achieves it…. This is music as spiritual as any you will hear” Grady Harp, Amazon READ FULL REVIEW HERE
“…a religious choral work that’s has the sound and feel of Bernstein at his most serious when he was tackling similar subjects… A fine, refined work throughout”. Chris Spector, Midwest Record
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Posted on September 3, 2015
“LIVE AT CAFFE VIVALDI”
Soundbrush Records’ dynamic performance & recording series continues this Fall
Join us the first & third Wednesday each month @ Caffe Vivaldi
32 Jones St. NYC
WED. Sept 2nd 7:15pm
ROGER DAVIDSON & PABLO ASLAN
“One of the most lyrical and romantic pianists around, Roger Davidson shows his strengths with bassist Pablo Aslan at Caffe Vivaldi.” Jazzweekly
Celebrating their 2014 release “Live at Caffe Vivaldi, Volume 1” (Soundbrush SR 4001)
“Adios Dolor” by Roger Davidson
WED. Sept 16th 7:15pm
ROGER DAVIDSON TRIO
Roger Davidson, piano
Adriano Santos, drums
Pablo Aslan, bass
ORIGINAL BRAZILIAN JAZZ
compositions by Roger Davidson
Celebrating their 2015 release “Live at Caffe Vivaldi Volume 2” (Soundbrush SR 4002)
Posted on August 22, 2015
NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Soundbrush Records releases a new music album, Universal Sacred Music for Chorus, composed by Roger Davidson. The newly released album builds on the success of Davidson’s debut choral music recordings, Missa Universalis (SoundBrush Records), which was originally released in 1988 and features his first three Universal Masses. In this sequel, Davidson presents Missa Universalis IV through VI, along with four additional pieces – three Prayers and Amen, composed between1982 through 2003.
The three Prayers – Ayejael (Prayer of Jesus), Ayejael Cherokii (Cherokee Prayer) and Ayejael Sufii (Sufi Prayer) reinforce the theme of universal unity. “[It] is written to reflect humanity’s reverence of God as expressed in the faith traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism,” explains Roger Davidson.
Conducted by Harold Rosenbaum, the three Missas are performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers, its beauty heightened by select wind instruments. The English horn of Matthew Dine guides Missa Universalis IV; Jo-Anne Sternberg’s clarinet is featured on Missa Universalis V and Dine returns on oboe alongside bassoonist Seth Baer for the climax of Missa Universalis VI “The Names of God”. The final selection embodies Davidson’s prayer for lasting peace, recognizing that we are all Brothers and Sisters, children of one eternally loving God.
Universal Sacred Music for Chorus reflects Roger Davidson’s aspirations and impressive history in classical choral music, enriched by his lifelong studies and work as a pianist and composer; collaboration with artists from around the world; and his accomplishments as an ordained minister and founder of Society for Universal Sacred Music and Soundbrush Records.
About Roger Davidson
Roger Davidson, an ordained Interfaith Minister, has devoted his life to channeling his spirituality through music. His acclaimed catalog ranges from chamber, symphonic, and choral pieces to jazz, tango, Klezmer, children’s music, a wide span of Latin and Brazilian music, Universal Sacred Music, and most recently, a solo piano project – Temple of the Soul: Rhapsodies and Meditations for Solo. Roger Davidson is also the founder of Soundbrush Records and Society for Universal Sacred Music (http://www.universalsacredmusic.org/).
About Soundbrush Records
Soundbrush Records was founded in 2003 by Roger Davidson to promote intercultural musical collaborations, with the belief that artistic collaboration between different cultures illuminates humanity’s inter-connection. It specializes in creating cross-cultural projects and producing jazz and world music especially Tango, Brazilian Music, Klezmer, and music from Cuba and the Caribbean. To learn more, please visit http://soundbrush.com/.
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Posted on August 11, 2015
“Whatever Roger and Pablo perform it literally radiates real passion to music.” Jazz Quad
“One of the most lyrical and romantic piansist around, Roger Davidson shows his strengths with bassist Pablo Aslan at a concert at Greenwich Village’s Caffe’ Vivaldi. Jazzweekly.com
“Davidson’s original compositions has never sounded so effortless—and yet he identifies only with what pleases him in the gestural world of duets with his favorite bassist. This performance is a masterclass on all levels.” Raul de Gama worldmusicreport.com
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Posted on March 23, 2015
“Temple of the Soul is an amazing musical journey … Roger Davidson is an extraordinary pianist in so many ways! … Recommended!” Kathy Parsons MainlyPiano.com
“Davidson plays what he feels reaching for the inner soul sounds like. A crafty sonic mixture of where he’s been and where he’s probably headed, this is a nice bag breaker of a release for all of you who think you know the multi-faceted, multi award winning player well enough to take him for granted. A finely dramatic works that really sets the table for something different.” MidWest Review
“Temple of the Soul is a gorgeous collection of solo piano works. The tracks range from classical to new age and on to jazz-infused piano throughout, in any combination of all the genres. This is an album that eases your mind, body and spirit. Yes, the triangle of life receives a surge of energy by absorbing this powerful yet serene music.” New Age Music Reviews
“Roger Davidson has long been regarded a pianist’s pianist. His ability to bring the soul of the piano to the surface to share with his audience has long been lauded.. Eventually, every serious musician wants to lay down music from the soul, music full of heart and spirit, without technical restraint or genre boundaries. For composer and pianist Roger Davidson, TEMPLE OF THE SOUL is that album. For Roger Davidson, music is a world without boundaries.” Amazon.com
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CD release concert October 9 2014
46 Barrow St. NYC
Posted on July 29, 2014
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