Tuesday September 25, 2012
By: Dave Summer
Anat Cohen, Claroscuro: Multi-reedist Cohen keeps gaining steam right along with quality releases. Her newest has Cohen hitting all the right notes on clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano & tenor sax. Bringing in her quartet of Jason Lindner (piano), Joe Martin (bass), and Daniel Freedman (drums), she also has guest appearances by Paquito D’Rivera, Wycliffe Gordon, and Gilmar Gomes. She hits on elements of different music forms (some ballads, some African, some Brazilian, etc), but ultimately the album’s focal point is Cohen’s buoyant sound. Album ranks up there with Anat’s collaboration albums with the 3 Cohens trio. Pick of the Week.