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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

ECM Records Releases Avishai Cohen's "Into The Silence"

ECM Records Releases Avishai Cohen's "Into The Silence"

Avishai Cohen: trumpet; Yonathan Avishai: piano; Eric Revis: double bass; Nasheet Waits: drums; Bill McHenry: tenor saxophone. Avishai Cohen impressed a lot of listeners with his soulful contributions to Mark Turner’s Lathe of Heaven album in 2014. Now the charismatic Tel Aviv-born trumpeter has his ECM leader debut in a program of expansive and impressionistic compositions ...

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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 ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

This week, our video spotlight shines on trumpeter Avishai Cohen, who will be in St. Louis to perform for one night only this Thursday, May 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Cohen will be playing with his group Triveni, a trio with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Nasheet Waits that plays stripped-down versions of well-known songs ...

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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 ...

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Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Dark Nights

Read "Dark Nights" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

From the brooding opening title track to the closing Chet Baker homage, “I Fall in Love Too Easily," Dark Nights unapologetically embraces the heart of jazz. Every aspect of the album--from the cover photo, to Cohen's precise trumpet inflections, to the trio's dedication to immediacy and collective improvisation (and even the album's forays into electronic affects)--is ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Avishai Cohen: Family Bonds and Music from the Heart

Read "Avishai Cohen: Family Bonds and Music from the Heart" reviewed by Urszula Orczyk

Avishai Cohen is a talented trumpeter, composer, band leader, co-leader and active sideman featured on over 50 records to date. Voted a Rising Star in the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll, Cohen is also a musician with an individual sound, combining the best of traditional jazz with a modern compositional style. As a player, he demonstrates flexibility, ...

NEWS: CAREER

Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair Of Berklee's Brass Department

Trumpeter Sean Jones Named Chair Of Berklee's Brass Department

Berklee College of Music has named noted trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. Jones will build on the legacy of the department and ensure that graduates have the skills to thrive in a music industry that is ever-changing. He succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. Jones is an internationally acclaimed composer and ...