Saturday October 06, 2012
“Claroscuro”: The Many Shades (and Vibrant Colors) of Anat Cohen
By: Andrea Canter
Even a few weeks before her new recording was released, Anat Cohen had earned the #1 ranking for clarinet in Downbeat’s Critics poll and graced the cover of Jazz Times’ “Women’s Issue” (September 2012). The spotlight was already well earned; Claroscuro (Anzic), however, serves as confirmation that Cohen’s talents warrant gender-neutral evaluation. In the largely male-dominated universe of instrumental jazz, Anat Cohen challenges those stereotypes with every note.
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