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Avishai Cohen Trio al Roma Jazz Festival

Read "Avishai Cohen Trio al Roma Jazz Festival" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Avishai Cohen Trio Roma Jazz Festival Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma 03.11.2023 Altro ritorno importante al Roma Jazz Festival quello del contrabbassista israeliano Avishai Cohen col suo trio, formazione che ha sempre avuto un ruolo importante nei progetti musicali propri o di altri cui ha partecipato, a cominciare dai trii dei pianisti Danilo Perez e Chick Corea che lo hanno lanciato nella seconda metà degli anni '90. Nei propri trii ...

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Chick Corea: The Montreux Years

Read "The Montreux Years" reviewed by Doug Collette


If there is anything more ambitious than curating an extensive, comprehensive collection covering the history of an artist, it is collating selected works which vividly outline a particular timeline or theme. Chick Corea's The Montreux Years is a fine example of the latter; this seventh edition in the archive series devoted to the iconic festival not only reflects the late composer and pianist's technical skills, but also his eclectic stylistic tastes. And that is not to mention his fondness for ...

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Glenn Zottola & Chick Corea: The Legend & I

Read "The Legend & I" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


With his untimely passing in February 2021, accolades emanated worldwide from musicians, critics and fans about multi-Grammy winner Chick Corea. What was less known then is the fact that Corea and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Glen Zottola were not only longtime close pals, but frequently interacted musically. The Legend & I is an artistic culmination of that friendship and professional relationship. And, as might be expected from artists of this caliber, the result is spectacular. The album offers a ...

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Glenn Zottola & Chick Corea: The Legend & I

Read "The Legend & I" reviewed by Edward Blanco


There have been several musical tributes to the late great Armando Anthony “Chick" Corea since his untimely passing in February, 2021, mostly from fellow musicians. However, The Legend and I is an intimate musical portrait from LA multi-instrumentalist Glenn Zottola who just happened to be one of Corea's best long-time personal friends. As Zottola affirms “He was my best friend and is dearly missed, but I know he will continue to create as that was his relentless purpose in life." ...

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Avishai Cohen: Shifting Sands

Read "Shifting Sands" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Consistency and excellence are two of the most fundamental requisites for achieving an optimal career in music. The Israeli bassist and composer Avishai Cohen has maintained those standards for many years, and his new trio emerges with a powerful offering that should reinforce his status as a jazz-based titan. This formation enlists familiar, longtime collaborator Elchin Shirinov on piano with a relative newcomer and recent Berklee graduate, 21-year old drummer Roni Kaspi. The results of their initial collaboration are stirring ...

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Avishai Cohen Trio al Crossroads Festival 2021

Read "Avishai Cohen Trio al Crossroads Festival 2021" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Avishai Cohen Trio Crossroads Festival 2021 Arena Lido Rimini 25.7.2021 Dopo quasi due anni dall'ultimo concerto in Italia, Avishai Cohen ritorna a suonare nel Bel Paese nell'ambito di un tour europeo che durerà fino all'autunno prossimo. Sul palco dell'Arena Lido, spaziosa e confortevole location situata sulla Darsena di Rimini, Cohen sale sul palco accompagnato dal fidato pianista Elchin Shirinov e da Roni Kaspi alla batteria, per uno dei concerti più attesi dell'edizione 2021 del ...

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Avishai Cohen: Two Roses

Read "Two Roses" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Avishai Cohen dreamed big, with images of symphony orchestras dancing in his head. The Israeli-born bassist maneuvered that dream into a reality with Two Roses, a recording that finds Cohen in the company of the ninety-two piece Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, in addition to his jazz cohorts, Azerbaijani pianist Elchin Shirinov and New Jersey born and bred drummer Mark Guiliana. Eleven of the tunes presented here, in this lush landscape, come from Cohen's pen. The title piece is a ...


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