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3x3: Piano Trios, vol. IV

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Yonathan Avishai
Joys and Solitudes
ECM Records
2019

Though Yonathan Avishai isn't exactly alone on his debut as leader, half the recording is well suited to quiet times away from the world, or perhaps being enjoyed with minimal company--the trio at hand is comfortable with silence as any ECM ensemble should ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

2019 Starts with a Jazz Blast!

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As they say, “a good beginning makes a good ending" and, based on the extraordinary amount of sensational new releases that have come out in less than a month, it looks like we're in it for a great musical ride in 2019. Here are two hours of gems from albums that have just been, or about ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yonathan Avishai: Joys and Solitudes

Read "Joys and Solitudes" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo due dischi pubblicati con altre etichette, Yonathan Avishai entra nella scuderia Ecm riproponendo il trio di Modern Times, con cui aveva debuttato nel 2015.
Nato a Tel Aviv nel 1977, da madre francese e padre israeliano, il pianista è in Francia dal 2001. Per un decennio ha vissuto a Bordeaux, dove ha studiato ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018

Read "Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival 2018" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Jazz&Wine of Peace Festival
Cormons, Collio friulano e Brda slovena
Teatro Comunale, varie sedi in cantine e sale
24-28.10.2018

Superato lo scorso anno il traguardo delle venti edizioni, il Jazz&Wine of Peace 2018 non ha abbassato l'asticella, proseguendo nel suo progetto che coniuga altissimo livello dei concerti, varietà stilistica ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Look for these recent or upcoming releases on ECM Records. Aaron Parks
Find the Way Aaron Parks: piano, Ben Street: double bass, Billy Hart: drums. For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks—following the solo release Aborescence, which JazzTimes praised as “expansive, impressionistic… like a vision quest”—the prize-winning pianist has convened a cross-generational trio featuring bassist Ben ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avishai Cohen - Trumpet: Into the Silence

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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 ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Avishai Cohen: Family Bonds and Music from the Heart

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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, ...