March 4th, 2013from writteninmusic.com
ANAT COHEN – CLAROSCURO
By: Henning Bolte
Anat Cohen (1975), the middle of the Cohen family of musicians from Tel Aviv, has a vibrant musicality, is all music (for the Cohen family see HERE and HERE to Written In Music ). Her game – on clarinets and saxophones – is pure musical pleasure, her own pleasure and equal enjoyment of the listener and viewer. Meanwhile, working from New York, she plays mostly standard repertoire which she effortlessly bandwidth covers evidenced by the 11 pieces on this album come: Abdullah Ibrahim (South African), Pixinguinha, Buarque, Cartola (Brazilian), Borges (Cuban), Mack / Louiguy / Piaf (French), Artie Shaw, Dr.. Lonnie Smith (North American). Three pieces are originals: Kick off of Cohen himself, the opener Anat’s Dance of pianist Jason Lindner and All Brothers drummer Daniel Freedman.
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