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Avishai Cohen Trio at Tonhalle Dusseldorf

Read "Avishai Cohen Trio at Tonhalle Dusseldorf" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Avishai Cohen Trio Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Germany December 6, 2019 Avishai Cohen is embarking on a global birthday tour next year, including many dates with this current trio formation of long time drummer and fellow Israeli Noam David and pianist Elchin Shirinov from Azerbaijan. Considering that the group started presenting most of the album Arvoles (Razdaz Recordz 2019) recently, this was probably a prime time to catch them in terms of both well-honed repertoire ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Avishai Cohen: Arvoles

Read "Arvoles" reviewed by Roger Farbey

In the late 1990s, bassist Avishai Cohen was living and working in New York, having arrived a few years earlier from Israel. Out of the blue he received a phone call from Chick Corea which effectively changed his life. Not only did Corea offer Cohen a recording contract on the pianist's Stretch label, he also invited him to join him in a new acoustic group, Origins. This association culminated in a handful of albums between 1997 and 2000, with both ...

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Skopje Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Skopje Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Skopje Jazz Festival 2015 MOB Skopje, Macedonia October 15-18, 2015 Always in the news and perennially in either political or economic turmoil, Macedonia is not the easiest place to live. Conflicts, poverty, crisis. Even now in 2015 it was not spared from problems as it was on a trail of hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the troubles in Syria and Iraq. Amidst all of these circumstances, problems and troublesome ...

INTERVIEW

Avishai Cohen: From Darkness, a new trio studio album

Read "Avishai Cohen: From Darkness, a new trio studio album" reviewed by Marta Ramon

Avishai Cohen is prolific in music and words, a creative volcano who finds his raison d'être melting with the heart of his wooden instrument. Cohen, who arrived at the forefront of the jazz scene being part of the Chick Corea Sextet “Origin" (from 1996 to 2003), has developed a unique voice and personality as a bassist, but also as a composer and singer. Internationally renowned because of his Trio, accompanied by the pianist Shai Maestro and the drummer Mark Guiliana, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Avishai Cohen: Almah

Read "Almah" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

After a dozen albums as leader and a career that has seen him perform with Chick Corea, Mark Guiliana and Alicia Keys, Almah finds bassist Avishai Cohen returning to his first loves. Those “first loves," according to the press notes, are classical music and, more particularly, chamber music. Almah is a return to these loves, but with a healthy dose of Middle Eastern inspiration and at least one certified jazz standard (Thad Jones' “A Child Is Born," which receives a ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Avishai Cohen: Duende

Read "Duende" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Avishai Cohen is a distinctive player: his raw energy, deft and fluid fretting style and tough, forceful right hand combine in one of the most readily recognizable double bass sounds in contemporary music. He's brought this sound to collaborations with many leading musicians including pianists Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, and drummer Mark Guiliana, and has produced a dozen albums as leader. Duende, Cohen's third album for Blue Note, is something of a new departure: a duo record with up-and-coming ...

INTERVIEW

Avishai Cohen: Mystical Changes

Read "Avishai Cohen: Mystical Changes" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Israeli bassist and vocalist Avishai Cohen, together with pianist Omri Mor and drummer Amir Bresler, recently participated at Romania's Garana Jazz Festival with a two-hour act of electrifying musical virtuosity. Most of the songs the trio performed are featured on Cohen's recent release, Seven Seas (EMI, 2011). This interview took place before a show that would become memorable in the history of the festival, for the artists and audience alike. All About Jazz: You've been touring throughout Europe ...


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