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Monday December 06, 2010

From The San Antonio Express-News

Anat Cohen Quartet: Top-flight jazz at the Carver

While the annual “Chanukah on the River” was rocking the River Walk, Tel Aviv-born/New York City-based reed wizard Anat Cohen and her band, Benny Green (piano), Peter Wahington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums), were helping jazz fans celebrate chanukah on Sunday evening with a salute to Benny Goodman, and other jazz offerings, in the Jo Long Theatre at the Carver Community Cultural Center.

Adept at playing tenor sax and clarinet, Cohen on Sunday concentrated on clarinet. Drawing heavily from her latest CD, “Clarinetwork Live at the Village Vanguard,” Cohen and company used standards such as “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Lullaby of the Leaves” and “After You’ve Gone” as frameworks to stretch out and get down.

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