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Avishai Cohen: Into the Silence review – irresistible stuff from New York trumpeter

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Friday March 25, 2016

from The Guardian

Avishai Cohen: Into the Silence review – irresistible stuff from New York trumpeter
By John Fordham

There are two Israeli Avishai Cohens on the jazz circuit – the famous bass-playing composer, and the younger New York-based trumpeter who leads this fascinating session, and who is likewise an instrumental master and a composer of vivid originality. Into the Silence is a set of reflections on the death of Cohen’s father – often solemn but never dirgey, and beautifully recorded. The pieces join classically pure trumpet soliloquies, grainier trumpet-sax exchanges that recall Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter’s 60s dialogues, a mercurial rhythm section (Eric Revis and Nasheet Waits), and piano playing of shapely minimalism from Yonathan Avishai.

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