Tight Rope #2 on JJA’s Best of 2013

December 11th, 2013

from jja.camp8.org

The Jazz Journalist Association released their best of 2013 list last week and the 3 Cohens latest release Tightrope was ranked at number 2.

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“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan

November 26th, 2013

from chicagomaroon.com

“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan
By: Robert Sorrell

The Anat Cohen Quartet exploded on stage at the Logan Center last Sunday, continuing the Jazz at the Logan series with selections from Cohen’s most recent recording, Claroscuro. Cohen, a clarinet virtuoso who was voted Clarinetist of the Year six times in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, brought an energy and excitement to the stage that is all too often absent in contemporary American jazz. The rest of the quartet—Jason Linder on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Daniel Freedman on drums—provided stunning performances as well. The overall effect was a group of equals, rather than a backing track for Cohen’s clarinet work.

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“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan

November 26th, 2013

from chicagomaroon.com

“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan
By: Robert Sorrell

The Anat Cohen Quartet exploded on stage at the Logan Center last Sunday, continuing the Jazz at the Logan series with selections from Cohen’s most recent recording, Claroscuro. Cohen, a clarinet virtuoso who was voted Clarinetist of the Year six times in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, brought an energy and excitement to the stage that is all too often absent in contemporary American jazz. The rest of the quartet—Jason Linder on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Daniel Freedman on drums—provided stunning performances as well. The overall effect was a group of equals, rather than a backing track for Cohen’s clarinet work.

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3 Cohens, "…something special happens when they make music together"

November 10th, 2013

from winnipegfreepress.com

Tightrope (Anzic Records)
By: Chris Smith

THE 3 Cohens are many things: improvisers, composers, great musicians and figurative tightrope walkers.

Siblings Anat (tenor saxophone, clarinets), Avishai (trumpet) and Yuval (soprano sax) play mostly a cappella on Tightrope, their fourth recording.
The three have uncanny musical rapport, and their emphasis on horns-only music and improvisation here cements the chemistry that began as children in Israel.

Five of the tunes, called conversations, are short improvisations (the longest is slightly over two minutes) that arose during recording.

To read the full review click here

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3 Cohens, "…something special happens when they make music together"

November 10th, 2013

from winnipegfreepress.com

Tightrope (Anzic Records)
By: Chris Smith

THE 3 Cohens are many things: improvisers, composers, great musicians and figurative tightrope walkers.

Siblings Anat (tenor saxophone, clarinets), Avishai (trumpet) and Yuval (soprano sax) play mostly a cappella on Tightrope, their fourth recording.
The three have uncanny musical rapport, and their emphasis on horns-only music and improvisation here cements the chemistry that began as children in Israel.

Five of the tunes, called conversations, are short improvisations (the longest is slightly over two minutes) that arose during recording.

To read the full review click here

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Confirmed Tourdates As Of July 17th, 2013

November 16th, 2013: Miniaci Performing Arts Center Davie, FL USA [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, & Avishai Cohen]
November 24th, 2013: Logan Center for the Arts at University of Chicago Chicago, IL USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 6th, 2013: Dizzy's Club Coca Cola New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 7th, 2013: Dizzy's Club Coca Cola New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 8th, 2013: Dizzy's Club Coca Cola New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 28th, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
December 29th, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
December 30th, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
December 31st, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
January 1st, 2014: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
January 31st, 2014: Michelsen Concert Hall, University of Wisconsion - Stevens Point, WI USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 1st, 2014: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall Dekalb, IL USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 8th, 2014: Emory University Atlanta, GA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 13th, 2014: Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 15th, 2014: Manchester Craftsmans Guild Pittsburgh, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 16th, 2014: Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier ]
March 4th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 5th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 6th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 7th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 8th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 15th, 2014: Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 20th, 2014: We Always Swing Jazz Series- Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 21st, 2014: Juanita K. Hammons Hall- Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 22nd, 2014: Gem Theatre Kansas City, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 23rd, 2014: Old Town School Of Folk Music Chicago, IL USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 26th, 2014: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Benton Harbor, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 27th, 2014: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 28th, 2014: Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 29th, 2014: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 30th, 2014: Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
May 24th, 2014: The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington, DC USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
June 27th, 2014: The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Israel [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, and Avishai Cohen]
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Confirmed Tourdates As Of July 17th, 2013

November 16th, 2013: Miniaci Performing Arts Center Davie, FL USA [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, & Avishai Cohen]
November 24th, 2013: Logan Center for the Arts at University of Chicago Chicago, IL USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 6th, 2013: Dizzy's Club Coca Cola New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 7th, 2013: Dizzy's Club Coca Cola New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 8th, 2013: Dizzy's Club Coca Cola New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
December 28th, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
December 29th, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
December 30th, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
December 31st, 2013: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
January 1st, 2014: Umbria Jazz Winter Orvieto, ITALY [Anat Cohen]
January 31st, 2014: Michelsen Concert Hall, University of Wisconsion - Stevens Point, WI USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 1st, 2014: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall Dekalb, IL USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 8th, 2014: Emory University Atlanta, GA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 13th, 2014: Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 15th, 2014: Manchester Craftsmans Guild Pittsburgh, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 16th, 2014: Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier ]
March 4th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 5th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 6th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 7th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 8th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 15th, 2014: Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 20th, 2014: We Always Swing Jazz Series- Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 21st, 2014: Juanita K. Hammons Hall- Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 22nd, 2014: Gem Theatre Kansas City, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 23rd, 2014: Old Town School Of Folk Music Chicago, IL USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 26th, 2014: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Benton Harbor, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 27th, 2014: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 28th, 2014: Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 29th, 2014: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 30th, 2014: Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
May 24th, 2014: The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington, DC USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
June 27th, 2014: The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Israel [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, and Avishai Cohen]
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3 Cohens are back again with their horns

October 20th, 2013

from ajwnews.com

3 Cohens are back again with their horns
By: Mordecai Specktor

The 3 Cohens – Anat, Yuval and Avishai – play their horns (saxophones, clarinet and trumpet) unaccompanied on most of the 18 tracks that comprise their new album, Tightrope (Anzic). The siblings from Tel Aviv, who play together and with various other ensembles, have developed a sort of telepathic communication, so the interplay between soloing and supporting happens seamlessly. And the 3 Cohens have invited some guest artists: the wonderful pianist Fred Hersch on three numbers, expressive drummer Johnathan Blake and acclaimed bassist Christian McBride. Among the many treats on Tightrope are a rendition of Tadd Dameron’s bebop standard “Hot House”; the Thelonious Monk composition “I Mean You”; and a light, lively Dixieland version of “Indiana.” Tightrope offers a smorgasbord of listening pleasures

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3 Cohens are back again with their horns

October 20th, 2013

from ajwnews.com

3 Cohens are back again with their horns
By: Mordecai Specktor

The 3 Cohens – Anat, Yuval and Avishai – play their horns (saxophones, clarinet and trumpet) unaccompanied on most of the 18 tracks that comprise their new album, Tightrope (Anzic). The siblings from Tel Aviv, who play together and with various other ensembles, have developed a sort of telepathic communication, so the interplay between soloing and supporting happens seamlessly. And the 3 Cohens have invited some guest artists: the wonderful pianist Fred Hersch on three numbers, expressive drummer Johnathan Blake and acclaimed bassist Christian McBride. Among the many treats on Tightrope are a rendition of Tadd Dameron’s bebop standard “Hot House”; the Thelonious Monk composition “I Mean You”; and a light, lively Dixieland version of “Indiana.” Tightrope offers a smorgasbord of listening pleasures

To see the original article click here

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All About Jazz Review: 3 Cohens "Tightrope"

October 17th, 2013

_ from allaboutjazz.com_

3 Cohens: Tightrope (2013)
By: Dan Bilawsky

It shouldn’t come as a shock that the 3 Cohens stress the idea of interconnectedness in their music; soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen, multi-reedist Anat Cohen and trumpeter Avishai Cohen are, after all, blood. With albums like One (Anzic, 2004), Braid (Anzic, 2007) and Family (Anzic, 2011), these three horn-playing siblings have made it clear that they’re forever linked to one another in life and music, but they don’t always address these bonds in the same fashion. Braid, for example, was all about a horns-and-rhythm band dynamic, with stylistic diversity and sonic consistency at the heart of the matter. Tightrope, on the other hand, is about making a mold and breaking a mold.

Tightrope is a multifaceted outing with bountiful helpings of horns-only music and tangential offerings that allow for other parties to join in on the action. The 3 Cohens, sans guests, work through originals, classics and spur-of-the- moment “Conversation” pieces that highlight a shared chemistry and wit. They reference saxophonist Gerry Mulligan’s What Is There To Say? (Columbia, 1959) via bluesy performances of “Festive Minor” and “Blueport,” touch on bop with “Hot House,” look back to Louis Armstrong with “Indiana,” and return to their roots with “Ai Li Lu Li Lu,” a Yiddish lullaby that their mother sang to them as children. The five “Conversation” tracks, the longest of which runs just over two minutes, aren’t fully formed pieces, yet they provide a window into the relationship(s) between these masterful musicians. Avishai’s brief-and-hip “Mantra” doesn’t fall into either the history-based or open source categories of music, yet it deserves mention precisely for this reason; it’s a hip-as-hell album closer that stands just fine on its own.

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