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Wednesday August 21, 2013

from blogs.forward.com

Anat Cohen: Hot at 54 Below
By: Masha Leon

Israel-born clarinetist assoluta Anat Cohen accompanied by the Choro Aventuroso ensemble – Victor Goncalves accordion, Cesar Garabini on a 7-string guitar and Serginho on the Pandeiro, a large tambourine producing sounds I’d never heard – dazzled the August 22 crowd at Broadway’s 54 Below Club.

Cohen – voted ‘clarinetist of the year’ seven years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association – launched the stunning evening with the directive ‘Let’s hit it!’ as she and the ensemble – whose name is derived from the Portuguese word Claroscuro which describes shadings of light and dark (as does the Italian Chiaroscuro) – created musical imagery of such liquidity and intensity from languorous to fiery.

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