Israeli Expats in NYC: Omer Avital, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, and More

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Fueled by the arrival of guitarist Roni Ben-Hur in 1985 and bassists Omer Avital and Avishai Cohen in the late nineties, a network of Israeli musicians have steadily filtered into New York over the past twenty years. Several have risen to the highest levels of acclaim.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Lynne Arriale Quartet "Dance of the Rain" from A New Kind of Dance (Motema) 4:01
  • Omer Avital Trio "Sinai Memories" from Suite of the East (Anzic) 8:02
  • Host speaks 13:34
  • Anat Cohen Quartet "Anat's Dance" from Claroscuro (Anzic) 16:02
  • Anat Cohen Tentet "Happy Song" from Happy Song (Anzic) 22:42
  • Host speaks 26:35
  • Avishai Cohen - Trumpet Quintet "Quiescence" from Into the Silence (ECM) 28:48
  • Avishai Cohen Quartet "50 Years and Counting" from Cross My Palm with Silver (ECM) 33:56
  • Avishai Cohen, Yonathan Avishai duo "Azalea" from Playing the Room (ECM) 40:43
  • Host speaks 44:16
  • Gilad Hekselman Trio "Flower" from Hearts Wide Open (Chant Du Monde) 46:40
  • Idan Morim Quintet "Wildfire" from I.M. (Outside In Music) 51:32
  • Host Outro 56:37

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