Avishai Cohen: Devotion
The sextet format allows for ample solo time from each member. Steve Davis and Jimmy Greene, as the horn section, stay together in unison quite a bit. Pianist Jason Lindner wrote "Candela City," an exciting Latin jazz piece which is performed by the piano trio. The traditional folk melody "Linda de Mi Corazon" is performed as a duet by vocalist Claudia Acuna and arco bassist Cohen. The leader sits down at the piano for "Angels of Peace," a lovely trio that includes trombonist Davis and flutist Greene. The session has a variety that blends mainstream jazz with influences from the world over. Recommended.
Track Listing: El Capitan & the Ship at Sea; The Gift; Bass Suite #3 Part 1; Ot Kain; Angels of Peace; Ti Da Doo Di Da; Linda de Mi Corazon; Deep Blue; Igor; Slow Tune; Negril; Musa; Candela City; Bass Suite #3 Part 2.
Personnel: Avishai Cohen- acoustic bass, electric bass, piano, synthesizer; Jason Lindner- piano; Jimmy Greene- tenor sax, flute, soprano sax; Steve Davis- trombone; Amos Hoffman- guitar, oud; Jeff Ballard- drums, percussion; Claudia Acuna- vocal on "Linda de Me Corazon"; Joshua Levy- nai on "Musa"; Danny Freedman- balafon on "Ti Da Doo Di Da"; String Quartet on "Ti Da Doo Di Da": Ida Levin- 1st violin, Carmit Zori- 2nd violin, Robert Rinehart- viola, Fred Sherry- cello.
Record Label: Concord Music Group