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Tal Cohen: Gentle Giants

Read "Gentle Giants" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Dopo l'esordio nel 2011 con Yellow Sticker, il pianista Tal Cohen torna in studio alla guida di una propria formazione e pubblica questo Gentle Giants, lavoro di respiro piuttosto ampio (oltre un'ora di musica per dieci tracce). In quintetto con Cohen ci sono il tenorista Jamie Oehlers, l'altista Greg Osby, il bassista Robert Hurst e il ...

Gentle Giants

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Nardis; Great PK (For Shuli); Ducks; Lo Haya: Part 1; Lo Haya: Part 2; Hazil Magil (Gavetsch Reprise); The Gentle Giant; Legacy; Gavetsch; Chopin Meets Abach.

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Manny Echzabal: Short Notice

Read "Short Notice" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

From its melodic, passionate opener “Time Out" through the moody, inward looking “Unknown Identity," young Miami saxophonist/composer Manny Echzabal exhibits huge promise on this rolling, thrill seeking debut. In-between those reflective bookends, Echzabal and his equally young, emphatic bandmates, rising Australian pianist Tal Cohen, nimble bassist Dion Kerr, and responsive, groove setting drummer David ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tal Cohen: Gentle Giants

Read "Gentle Giants" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Surrounded by top-shelf support, pianist Tal Cohen makes a significant statement on Gentle Giants, his second album as a leader. Not content merely to demonstrate his formidable technique, he brings a unique compositional vision to his craft, pulling from his early exposure to Jewish folk music and an extensive immersion in classical composers like Chopin and ...

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Jared Hall: Hallways

Read "Hallways" reviewed by Paul Rauch

It has been a long road for trumpeter/composer Jared Hall. That road has been a path cloistered in jazz education, starting in his native Spokane, WA studying with Dan Keberle at Whitworth University, to his masters completion at Indiana University under David Baker. At that point, Hall had a decision to make, in terms ...

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Alex Weitz: Luma

Read "Luma" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist Alex Weitz releases his second album as leader entitled, Luma. The Miami-based saxophonist and composer creates a unique sound, even though he is a youthful twenty-five years of age. Weitz is joined by pianist Tal Cohen, bassist Ben Tiberio, and drummer Michael Piolet. Luma is a collection of nine tracks that are full of peaks, ...

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Zach Larmer Electric Band: Inner Circle

Read "Inner Circle" reviewed by Geannine Reid

On Miami-based American composer/guitarist Zach Larmer's debut album entitled Inner Circle, he emphasizes his instrumental virtuosity and compositional finesse. Not only does he compose five of the seven tracks, Bassist Juan Pablo Diaz pens “Friedrichshain" and one standard completes the set. Larmer certainly establishes himself as a force to reckoned with in the modern jazz guitar ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist Tal Cohen Releases Modern Classic With New Album "Yellow Sticker"

After more than eighteen months of writing, one would think pianist Tal Cohen was being too cautious in recording his new album, Yellow Sticker. But the overtime spent on polishing every arrangement on the record has given listeners a sparkling jewel of a reward, a sublime, breathtaking effort that is a modern classic. Touring with the ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview With Jazz Pianist Tal Cohen

Q: What made you decide to become a pianist? Did you receive any formal training? A: I always liked the piano. At first I played xylophone but wasn't very good at it, unfortunately, so my mum suggested the piano. I immediately said yes because it meant I wouldn’t need to carry the xylophone to lessons anymore. ...


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