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Album Review

Emmet Cohen: Uptown In Orbit

Read "Uptown In Orbit" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Pianist/composer/educator/impresario Emmet Cohen has proven himself time and time again to be one of the guiding lights of 21st century jazz. And he may have/could have single-handedly saved our collective sanity and jazz's continued rise and relevance when, in the face of a world plague, he began streaming Live From Emmet's Place from his apartment in Harlem. First it was Cohen and his trusty trio mates, bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole. Then the sessions expanded to include such ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Emmet Cohen has one foot in the tradition, and another in the future

Read "Emmet Cohen has one foot in the tradition, and another in the future" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Within about a week of home quarantine in March 2020, pianist Emmet Cohen started live-streaming shows every Monday night from his apartment in Harlem.At first it was just Cohen and his bandmates, drummer Kyle Poole and bassist Russell Hall, set up in Cohen's living room. Eventually they started inviting guests, and Emmet's Place became one of the spots for live jazz in pandemic New York. Six months in, it had really caught on: the Emmet's Place performance of ...

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Interview

Emmet Cohen: Hail the Piano Player

Read "Emmet Cohen: Hail the Piano Player" reviewed by Zachary Weg


In a plain, gray building off Edgecombe Avenue in Harlem, pianist, Emmet Cohen, gently hammers on his instrument, head bopping to the drum hits and bass thuds that reverberate along the plant-lined walls of his apartment. Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades, the Miami-born and Montclair, New Jersey-raised musician is not just the poster man for contemporary jazz, breathing 2020s finesse onto early twentieth century swing, he is a supremely gifted and ...

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Album Review

Emmet Cohen: Future Stride

Read "Future Stride" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


As proven onstage as well as on such percolating, locomotive recordings as 2018's self released Dirty In Detroit, Masters Legacy Series Vol 1 with Jimmy Cobb (Cellar Live, 2016), 2018's Masters Legacy Series Vol 2 with Ron Carter (Cellar Live), and his regular Monday Night Quarantine Jams on Facebook, pianist Emmet Cohen makes his music with an unabashed, heart-on-you-sleeve exuberance and love for the future as past and vice versa. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that ...

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Album Review

Emmet Cohen: Masters Legacy Series Volume 4: Emmet Cohen Featuring George Coleman

Read "Masters Legacy Series Volume 4: Emmet Cohen Featuring George Coleman" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


So here we are, nearly knocking on the door to February 2020, and we're listening to the second of Emmet Cohen's two entrancing, late 2019 releases: Masters Legacy Series Vol. 4 Emmet Cohen featuring George Coleman--a good harbinger for the new year. And heaven knows we could use a boatload of good harbingers these exhausting days. Pianist/prodigy Emmet Cohen loves history. Jazz history especially. Sax legend George Coleman's ever reliable and responsive affinity to the soul of things ...

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Album Review

Emmet Cohen: Master Legacy Series Volume 3 Featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath

Read "Master Legacy Series Volume 3 Featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Set aside for the moment that the combined age of the elders here is 174 years. Emmet Cohen's Masters Legacy Series Volume 3 Featuring Benny Golson & Albert “Tootie" Heath is not only a mouthful of a title, but also irascibly and irrepressibly old school. It's as if Cohen, in his youthful (29) zeal and zest to translate what the masters can still impart, not only wanted to capture a generational performance but the very air these two statesmen inhabit. ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Blue Note 50ths, American Pianists Association Winners & More

Read "Blue Note 50ths, American Pianists Association Winners & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


A light schedule of Blue Note 50th anniversaries this month: Hank Mobley's The Flip. But we missed a Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Orchestra recording (originally on Solid State but reissued on Blue Note) last month due to an error in our working discography. So, we feature album that as well. To celebrate Blue Note's 80th anniversary, we feature BN-11 from the Pete Johnson Blues Trio. The American Pianists Association held their jazz competition this spring, and we have ...


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