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Wednesday February 10, 2016

from allaboutjazz.com

Avishai Cohen: Into The Silence
By: Mark Sullivan

4 Stars

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen makes his ECM leader debut with Into the Silence, an album dedicated to the memory of his late father. Cohen composed the melodies over six months following his father’s passing in November 2014, inspired by an album of Rachmaninoff’s solo piano music. It’s not always sad music—this is not a collection of dirges—but it does maintain a contemplative mood throughout. Cohen says “The title of the song and album refers to the silence of absence, the way you see pictures of someone who is gone but you don’t really hear them in your life anymore.”

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