A Role In Jazz Is Redefined

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Tuesday April 25, 2017

From NY Observer

The Best In Jazz
By: Ron Hart

Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro, The Jazz Standard, May 16-17

Not since the heyday of Jimmy Guiffre has there been a clarinet player whose redefined the instrument’s role in jazz like Israel’s Anat Cohen.

Cohen just released a pair of works that delve deep into her love for Brazilian music. One is a gorgeous tribute to the late Bossa Nova composer Moacir Santos called Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos with Marcello Goncalves on seven-string guitar and mandolin.

The other LP, Rosa Dos Ventos, finds her in collaboration with the amazing Trio Brasileiro, comprised of percussionist Alexadre Lora, his brother Douglas on seven-string guitar and Dudu Maia playing a special 10-string bandolin and crafting a distinctive blend of Rio-born Choro music and multi-culture jazz in a way that sounds like nothing else out there.

Cohen and Trio Brasileiro will be celebrating the release of Rosa Dos Ventos with a two-night stand at the Jazz Standard on May 16 and May 17, where they will be ringing in an early summer with their otherworldly swirl unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.

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