Anat Cohen: Luminosa

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Monday April 13, 2015

From NPR

Review: Anat Cohen, ‘Luminosa’
By Melissa Block

Jazz musicians don’t get much more global than Anat Cohen, an Israeli who’s known for playing Brazilian improvisation in the United States. She plays an instrument that’s no longer common in jazz, the clarinet. Michelle Mercer has this review of Cohen’s new album, “Luminosa.”

MICHELLE MERCER, BYLINE: The last time the clarinet was popular in jazz, fans still danced to the music, and they were hailing Benny Goodman for blowing a mean licorice stick with his swing band. But over the past decade or so, the Israeli musician Anat Cohen has been working to make the clarinet relevant and cool again in jazz.

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