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Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai: Playing The Room

Read "Playing The Room" reviewed by Michael McKinney

Playing the Room, a record pairing New York-based trumpet player Avishai Cohen and Burgundy-based pianist Yonathan Avishai, is a restrained and joyous affair. Their playing glows with a quiet delight, as though the musicians were glad for the simple act of playing together. That rarely comes out in overt and loud celebration, however—this is not a record of fireworks. That much is clear from the start: “The Opening" starts the record off with a stately melody from Avishai; ...

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Jazz & Wine of Peace 2018

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace 2018" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

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Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver

Read "Cross My Palm With Silver" reviewed by Niccolò Lucarelli

Avishai Cohen, trombettista israeliano da anni stabilitosi a New York, è jazzista dalla profonda coscienza civile, sensibile alle problematiche politiche di Israele, la sua terra natale, così come degli Stati Uniti, suo Paese d'adozione. Cross My Palm with Silver, è un album dal fascino mistico, con quel titolo che sa d'invocazione alla divinità, di preparazione a un rito propiziatorio. Da sempre la musica è strumento di pace e di dialogo, e l'ultima fatica jazzistica di Cohen contiene riflessioni sull'assurdità dei ...

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Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Cross My Palm With Silver

Read "Cross My Palm With Silver" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

If trumpeter Avishai Cohen's ECM debut, Into The Silence was a work of deeply personal content, Cross My Palm With Silver plays out with the same emotional impact, but on a global stage. Cohen composed the five pieces on this album in his native Israel, while contemplating the impact of political division on the human psyche. His hope is that the music contributes to a healing process. Returning from Into The Silence quintet is drummer Nasheet Waits, a ...

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Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Into the Silence

Read "Into the Silence" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Israeli-born trumpeter and prodigy Avishai Cohen was already touring with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra as a teenager. He attended Berklee College of Music, and later, placed highly in the Thelonious Monk jazz trumpet competition. A progressive-thinking artist, he hasn't looked back musically. With his highly regarded group, Triveni, Cohen challenged his own resourcefulness and creative process in a trio without a chordal instrument. ECM Records founder, Manfred Eicher, had taken note of Cohen's performance and unique sound on ...

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Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Into the Silence

Read "Into the Silence" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen makes his ECM leader debut with Into the Silence, an album dedicated to the memory of his late father. Cohen composed the melodies over six months following his father's passing in November 2014, inspired by an album of Rachmaninoff's solo piano music. It's not always sad music--this is not a collection of dirges--but it does maintain a contemplative mood throughout. Cohen says “The title of the song and album refers to the silence of absence, the way ...

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Avishai Cohen: Dark Nights

Read "Dark Nights" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Disco dalle atmosfere notturne, e non poteva essere diversamente visto il titolo, Dark Nights è stato registrato in una sola giornata, con la musica scritta da Avishai Cohen suonata per la prima volta senza prove o accordi preventivi. Rilassatezza e spontaneità sono dunque le parole d'ordine della registrazione che conferma le doti di intenso trombettista e autorevole leader di Cohen, qui alle prese con il trio di lunga data denominato Triveni, e alcuni ospiti tra cui la sorella clarinettista Anat ...


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