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Anat Cohen/Fred Hersch: Live In Healdsburg

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When you think of these two lauded artists, duo encounters aren't the first thing likely to come to mind. Pianist Fred Hersch spends most of his time toggling between solo and trio work, and it's almost impossible to keep up with the size and/or scope of clarinetist Anat Cohen's varied pursuits. But that's not to say that the art of the pas de deux doesn't figure into their respective paths. Cohen paired up with guitarist Marcello Gonçalves for Outra Coisa ...

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The Art of the Duo: Keys and Reeds

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Two duos, both alike in dignity, though taking the approach to very different ends: Anat Cohen and Fred Hersch Live in Healdsburg Anzic Records 2018 What's taken these two so long? Okay, of course they've both juggled collaborations and cross-pollinations in many different contexts, and considering the nature of the job, it's probably not too surprising that Anat Cohen and Fred Hersch need time to fit new endeavors into their busy schedules. ...

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Seven Women 2018 - Part I

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If 2017 taught me anything, it was that my “Five Women" column would need to expand. So, this year, we will enlarge the format to “Seven Women" and be the better for it. Anat Cohen Tentet Happy Song Anzic Records 2017 Anat Cohen's excellent Happy Song was released last year and expertly covered by All About Jazz's Geno Thackara in his review of the release. In his review Thakara shared an anecdotal exchange ...

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Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

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Anat Cohen Tentet SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA December 3, 2017 An evening with clarinetist extraordinaire Anat Cohen is an unforgettable experience. Residents of San Francisco were fortunate to see Cohen and her Tentet at SFJAZZ on a cool Sunday evening. A native of Tel Aviv, the 38-year-old Cohen studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston before moving to New York City. A decade ago, the Jazz Journalists Association awarded her both “Up ...

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Anat Cohen Tentet: Happy Song

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In his fascinating autobiography, Miles Davis once said that Gil Evans would call him on the phone now and then just to share a quick thought--you know, the kind of thing some people used to do before these random impulses were relegated to texts or Tweets. His classic example was a 3AM call where his longtime friend and collaborator rang to say “If you're ever depressed, Miles, just listen to 'Springsville,'" and just as abruptly hung up. Anat ...

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Anat Cohen at Davidson College

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Anat Cohen/Davidson College Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo Davidson College / Duke Family Performance HallDavidson, NC April 21, 2017 We've known for a long time that Anat Cohen can electrify audiences whenever she picks up her clarinet and plays. After her recent residency at Davidson College, we can now proclaim that she has a similar effect on jazz students--and faculty. At the public concert that concluded the residency, Professor Bill Lawing, after leading the Davidson ...

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Anat Cohen's Brazilian Bonanza: Outra Coisa and Rosa Dos Ventos

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It's not exactly a secret that Anat Cohen is smitten with the music of Brazil. Her clarinet is a key voice on the Choro Ensemble's albums, she's peppered her own dates with the work of Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Luiz Bonfa, and Hermeto Pascoal, and she made the rounds in New York clubs--and on a pair of tracks from Luminosa (Anzic Records, 2015)--with a feisty crew dubbed Choro Aventuroso. She's an Israeli by birth and a New Yorker by address, ...

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Anat Cohen: Luminosa

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Anat Cohen's music is literally all over the map. Across her previous six albums, Cohen has explored the sounds of America, Brazil, France, Cuba, South Africa, and her homeland, Israel; she's addressed the work of John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Benny Goodman, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sam Cooke, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Louis Armstrong, Ernesto Lecuona, Luiz Bonfa, and numerous others; and she's delivered original material that speaks to her ceaseless globetrotting. Here, she continues to explore a wide range of music, ...

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Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso Feat. Leni Andrade at 54 Below

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Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso, Feat. Leny Andrade54 BelowNew York, NYAugust 23, 2013The quartet. led by Anat Cohen, kicked off its early set with a selection of classic Brazilian choros that were enhanced by the individual talents of the Israeli reeds player's pan-Brazilian quartet, which featured accordion, acoustic seven-string guitar and pandeiro. The group's chemistry was quite palpable, and the musicians fed on each others' vibes, picking up immediately where one solo left off.

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Anat Cohen at Kennedy Center Jazz Club

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Anat Cohen has received no shortage of accolades of late and her rise is a testament to her stunning capacities on clarinet and saxophone. She is no stranger to Washington, DC audiences either, packing clubs and concert halls from Bohemian Caverns to the Sixth and I Synagogue. Most recently, Cohen filled the Kennedy Center's Jazz Club, where she helped highlight the modernistic trajectory that pianist Jason Moran is charting for the Center's jazz program as its new artistic director.