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Monday October 13, 2014

From Jazz Weekly

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni: Dark Nights
By: George W. Harris

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen once again teams up with drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Omer Avital for some loose as a goose compositions and jazz tunes. A fragile Kenny Dorham-reminiscent tone and delivery is palpable throughout as his horn cries on”You IN All Directions” and moans on “Dark Nights, Darker Days.” Lots of spacious interplay is felt throughout, making for a tensile “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” that feels like Taps, notes that feel squeezed out “Shiny Stockings” and a take of “Lush Life” that is oozing in ruefulness. Guests Keren Ann brings her vocals in with Gerald Clayton’s piano for a desultory “I Fall In Love Too Easily” after sister Anat Cohen loans her tenor to a relaxed “Old Soul.” Her clarinet on “Betray” is cathartic wh ile some electronic doodles give some depth to “The OC.” Lots of space and free floating thoughts that sometimes sticks to something worth holding on to.