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Trumpeter AVISHAI COHEN's Performance at THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL Featured on NPR
(Published: August 11, 2011)



"Cohen is a multi-cultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis. Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant and portentous human cries." - Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes (on Flood)

"An extravangantly skilled trumpeter . . . relaxed and soulful . . . he deftly combined sensitivity and flair." - Nate Chinen, The New York Times (on Triveni live at The Jazz Standard)

Newport Jazz 2011: Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen, Live In Concert - Available Now on NPR.org In Streaming Audio or As a Download

Click here to listen!: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139066357/newport-jazz-2011-avishai-cohens-triveni-with-anat-cohen-live-in-concert

Introducing Triveni is the first album from the trio of Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital and Nasheet Waits and the follow up recording to the critically acclaimed Flood
Available on Anzic Records - www.Anzicrecords.com

Look Out For Introducing Triveni Part 2, to be released on Anzic Records in 2012!!

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The 3 Cohens (Anat, Avishai and Yuval) Celebrate Their New Recording on Anzic Records (coming out this Fall!):

November 1-6: The Village Vanguard, NYC
November 10 - Scullers, Boston, MA
November 11th - Rockport Music Hall, Rockport, MA
November 13th - Toronto (venue TBD)

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Avishai Cohen will also be featured on a new recording from THIRD WORLD LOVE to be release on Anzic Records in 2012!
Third World Love is Avishai Cohen (trpt), Yonatan Avishai (piano), Omer Avital (bass) + Daniel Freedman (drums)

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Anzic Records recently released trumpeter/composer Avishai Cohen's new recording, Introducing Triveni, featuring longtime collaborators and dear friends, Omer Avital on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. With Introducing Triveni, Cohen, now a member of the distinguished SF Jazz Collective, fulfills his artistic need to get back to music that is mainly improvised. Fresh off a European tour with fellow trumpeters Dave Douglas and Enrico Rava, Cohen gave a thrilling concert at The Newport Jazz Festival that garnered a standing ovation and attention in The New York Times. This performance, featuring his sister Anat Cohen, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Eric Harland was recorded, and his now available on NPR.org in streaming audio, or as a download. Click here to access the music !!

Anzic Records is scheduled to release a new recording from The 3 Cohens (Anat, Avishai and Yuval) this Fall. In celebration of the CD the band will be appearing at The Village Vanguard (November 1-6), Scullers in Boston (November 10), The Rockport Music Hall in Rockport, MA (November 11) and in Toronto (on November 13).

The ubiquitous Avishai Cohen will also be featured on a new recording from his co-lead band, Third World Love, to be released on Anzic Records in 2012!

Keep an eye on ANZIC RECORDS for news on these exciting new recordings

More on Introducing Triveni:
Triveni is a Sanskrit word borrowed from the name of the confluence of three rivers in India, the Triveni Sangam, which comprises two physical rivers, the Ganga and the Yumana, that meet with the mythical, mysterious Saraswati river. Avishai's band Triveni has a similar makeup, as he explains; "Regarding Omer, I've been playing with him for so many years, we know each other well, we can hear where each other are going harmonically and vibe-wise, we know each other's time feel very well, so it is very comfortable. He's an incredible musician, composer and bass player. With Nasheet it's exactly the opposite: always a mystery, always surprising. He's such a force, such an incredible drummer that never plays anything but the music itself. No 'licks', no nonsense. Pure truth. And on top - swinging his ass off! I never know where he's going and every show is a new and fresh experience." Together - this combination of the known, Avishai (the Ganga), Omer (the Yumana), and the unknown in Nasheet (the Saraswati) creates a great balance and freshness which is a unique and powerful place to create music from.

Drawing from hard-bop, funk, and avant-garde, Introducing Triveni features music from the Great American songbook to Cohen's original compositions, and his provocative and always soulful playing has never sounded so assured. With the release of Introducing Triveni "The Trumpet Player" continues to establish himself as one of his generation's leading musical voices.

Introducing Triveni and Introducing Triveni Part Two (working title, to be released in 2012) were recorded in 10 hours over two days at Systems Two in Brooklyn, New York, partly in front of a live studio audience.

More on Avishai Cohen:
Avishai Cohen is a leading figure on the international jazz scene and one of the most sought-after trumpet players of his generation. Though deeply rooted in the bebop and post-bop tradition, Mr. Cohen is taking jazz in new directions, making waves as an improviser, composer, and bandleader. Originally from Tel Aviv, he began performing at age 10. He toured the world with the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and went on to become the trumpet player of choice for many leading jazz, rock, pop, studio, and television projects. He received a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and in 1997 he placed third in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Trumpet Competition. Mr. Cohen came of age as part of the fertile scene at Smalls, the storied New York jazz club, where he developed his artistic vision alongside such friends and colleagues as pianist Jason Lindner and bassist Omer Avital. All of his diverse work, as a leader, co-leader, and sideman, is informed by the broad-minded legacy of this scene, which has given jazz new vitality and relevance in the 21st century. Since early 2010, Cohen has been a member of the prestigious SF Jazz Collective. As a leader Cohen has five albums under his own name: The Trumpet Player (2002), After The Big Rain (2006), Flood (2007), Seven (2007 -triple CD), and recently released - the new CD: Introducing Triveni. In addition, he has recorded seven albums as a co-leader with The 3 Cohens and Third World Love (new recordings from both bands coming soon on Anzic Records). Cohen can also be heard on such soundtracks as American Gangster and Soul Man as well as on numerous other albums as a sideman.

Press enquiries on Avishai Cohen, The 3 Cohens, Third World Love
and all things Anzic Records, Please Contact:
Jason Paul Harman Byrne at Red Cat Publicity:
Tel (347) 578-7601
Email Redcatjazz@mac.com
Website www.redcatpublicity.com

More Information: http://www.anzicrecords.com

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