Sunday November 10, 2013
Tightrope (Anzic Records)
By: Chris Smith
THE 3 Cohens are many things: improvisers, composers, great musicians and figurative tightrope walkers.
Siblings Anat (tenor saxophone, clarinets), Avishai (trumpet) and Yuval (soprano sax) play mostly a cappella on Tightrope, their fourth recording.
The three have uncanny musical rapport, and their emphasis on horns-only music and improvisation here cements the chemistry that began as children in Israel.
Five of the tunes, called conversations, are short improvisations (the longest is slightly over two minutes) that arose during recording.
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