Jazz: The Whammies and Anat Cohen
Though the Umbrella festival dominates this weekend’s jazz and improvised-music calendar, it’s hardly the only action in town. On Sunday Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen returns to the area for a show at SPACE in Evanston with her excellent quartet—pianist Jason Lindner, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Daniel Freedman. In September Cohen released her most definitive album yet, Claroscuro (Anzic)—the title is the Spanish word for the play of light and shade—on which she deftly and nonchalantly weaves together most of the disparate threads she addresses separately in her multifarious projects, from Brazilian music to classic swing to postbop.
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