Tuesday October 23, 2012
Anat Cohen: From Israel With Swing
By: Mark Keresman
Quickly: How many female jazz instrumentalists can you name? Not singers, of which there are aplenty, but ace players of instruments of the female gender? There are more prominent ones on the scene than there were, say, 30 years ago—composer/bandleaders Carla Bley and Maria Schneider, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding, to name but a few. But what of saxophonists, and even the (formerly) hard-luck cousin of the sax, the clarinet?
The answer, from Israel with swing: clarinetist and tenor/soprano saxophonist Anat Cohen.
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