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Avishai Cohen at the Jazz Bakery!!

by on Apr.05, 2005, under News



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So much soul! This

trio gets down to their own sound so you know the audience digs it.

Avishai’s bass is rich and deep with a melodic funk that sings. He does

not make it to Los Angeles very often and his run here at the Jazz

Bakery is only for two nights, but everyone who has been waiting to see

the technician at work made it out for an energetic set of music.




Avishai is a very

proficient player. Each of his notes are prominent in their simplicity

but, the placement, soul and depth behind his sound produces delightful

ballads and tunes that sing and swing. The trio consists of Sam Barsh

on piano, Mark Guiliana on drums and Avishai leading the way on

acoustic and electric bass.




“Lyla”, the title

track from his previous disc, warms with sunshine and flows like the

persistent speed of 6/8 love while his tune, “Why is He Gone” sings

like a woman who misses her man. Lighting up the bass with harmonics is

quite impressive! His percussive harmonic solo has the complexity and

logistics of a male ego while sweetly caressing the right spots to make

his bass sing like chimes in the wind. It was like romance with Candito

and Dorothy Ashby!




I had to roll out for

the second set so I can just imagine what he did with his electric

bass. Don’t miss Avishi Cohen and his trio when they swing through your

town. Check out the performance and feel the music!!!


LeRoy Downs



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