Friday February 20, 2015
Luminous Anat Cohen Debuts Her New Album at Jazz Standard
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel and based in New York, Anat Cohen stands prominently as one of today’s jazz’s top go-to performers who has appeared as a frequent bandstand collaborator with Newport Jazz Festival impresario George Wein as well as playing/recording in an ensemble with her brothers (older brother Yuval, younger brother Avishai). She’s also a co-founder of the impressive record label Anzic with her business partner Oded Lev-Ari. While she plays a mean tenor saxophone, her true voice is on clarinet—she’s been triumphed as DownBeat’s critics and readers poll as the top clarinetist in jazz for several years running. Displaying her knack for interpreting Brazilian classics as well as composing dynamic originals, Cohen sets up shop at Jazz Standard for five nights to celebrate the release of her seventh album, Luminosa. Of the album, she says that that its sound “reflects my musical life in New York City. I flow between modern and traditional jazz, between samba and choro—all maybe in a week’s time.” Joining her will be members of her touring quartet (Jason Lindner on keyboards, Joe Martin on bass and Daniel Freedman on drums) in addition to guests guitarist Romero Lubambo and Gilad Hekselman, percussionist Gilmar Gomes and Brazilian artists from her new band, Choro Aventuroso.
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