Roger Davidson on WorldStreams Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 3.21.2012 10:00-11:00 PM
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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.
Davidson's work speaks of a man of profound spiritual concerns, worldly sensibility and an unquenchable curiosity. It has taken the form of choral, orchestral, chamber music, jazz, Brazilian, tango or klezmer. But it is also articulated by the work of The Society for Universal Sacred Music, a global organization he founded to spread a spiritual message through music, and Soundbrush Records, his critically acclaimed music label.
The pianistís most recent release is On the Road of Life, a collaboration with contemporary Klezmer master Frank London and featuring virtuoso clarinetist Andy Statman and master accordionist and cimbalom player Joshua Horowitz.