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Avishai Cohen

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Bassist/Composer Avishai Cohen, born April 20, 1970 in Israel, a musician who has been called a “jazz visionary of global proportions” by DownBeat, and was declared one of the 100 Most Influential Bass Players of the 20th Century by Bass Player Magazine, is renowned around the world as an influential double bassist and profound composer, and has received a deluge of critical praise for his recent recorded output and live performances. In February of 2005 Razdaz Recordz released At Home, an album that was arguably Avishai Cohen’s most compelling and striking new recording to date

Album

The Legend & I

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: But Not for Me; Crystal Silence; Autumn Leaves; Z-Mother Test Project; Skylark; Moog 1 ARP Project; You Go to My Head; Gliden Not Hayon; Bonus Track- Crystal Silence.

Album

Shifting Sands

Label: naive/believe
Released: 2022
Track listing: Intertwined; Window; Dvash; Joy; Below; Shifting Sands; Chacha Rom; Hitragut; Videogame; Kinderblock

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News: Recording

Piano/Bass Duo Crafts Intimate, Forward-Looking Musical Vignettes

Longstanding collaborators pianist Alex Sjobeck and bassist David Ian Baker have been performing, rehearsing, and creating together for over half a decade. With shared musical experiences in big bands, septets, and a steadfast trio, the two composer-performers now unite with their debut, Pictures in Time, to express a distilled collection of nine original works that act ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2022" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada June 30-July 4, 2022 Like everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in its tracks. Forced to cancel the 2020 festival, they instead presented a four-day virtual festival online on June 27-30. Another abbreviated ...

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Article: Album Review

Avishai Cohen: Shifting Sands

Read "Shifting Sands" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Consistency and excellence are two of the most fundamental requisites for achieving an optimal career in music. The Israeli bassist and composer Avishai Cohen has maintained those standards for many years, and his new trio emerges with a powerful offering that should reinforce his status as a jazz-based titan. This formation enlists familiar, longtime collaborator Elchin ...

Article: Live Review

Vicenza Jazz 2022

Read "Vicenza Jazz 2022" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Vicenza Varie sedi 11—22.5.2022 Le new conversations di Vicenza Jazz 2022 da un lato si sono concentrate inevitabilmente sul centenario mingusiano, dall'altro non hanno derogato dalla propria tradizione, andando a curiosare nelle espressioni jazzistiche dell'attualità, senza rinunciare a rivisitare con orgoglio la propria storia, ripresentando protagonisti già accolti con successo in tempi passati. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sax player Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Junior Braghuina and Allan Holdsworth

Read "Sax player Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Junior Braghuina and Allan Holdsworth" reviewed by Len Davis


We start with some funky sounds from Bill Evans (saxophone), Mike Stern, Alex Machacek, Avishai Cohen -trumpet and Allan Holdsworth. Playlist Bill Evans"Midnight Creeper" from Big Fun (ESC) 00:00 Mike Stern “Last One Down" from These Times (ESC) 06:19 Avishai Cohen “King Kutner" from Big Vicious (ECM) 12:30 Art Spike Schloemer “Orient Express" from ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Avishai Cohen

Jazz Musician of the Day: Avishai Cohen

All About Jazz is celebrating Avishai Cohen's birthday today! Bassist/Composer Avishai Cohen, born April 20, 1970 in Israel, a musician who has been called a “jazz visionary of global proportions” by DownBeat, and was declared one of the 100 Most Influential Bass Players of the 20th Century by Bass Player Magazine, is renowned around the world ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Charu Suri: The Jazz Raga

Read "Charu Suri: The Jazz Raga" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Roots of Indo-JazzJazz and Indian ragas share common ground in their traditional use of improvisation. They are often talked about in compatible terms, but Ravi Shankar, for one, did not believe that ragas could be compared to jazz improvisation. Spontaneous creation in jazz differs from the complex rhythmic structural patterns of Indian improvisation. Shankar became ...


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