Anzic Records Artists The 3 Cohens Live at The Village Vanguard - November 1-6
(Published: October 31, 2011)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Anzic Records Artists the 3 COHENS
Celebrate New Recording, FAMILY
at The Village Vanguard, November 1-6!
AVISHAI COHEN (trumpet), ANAT COHEN (tenor saxophone & clarinet), YUVAL COHEN (soprano saxophone), w/Aaron Goldberg (piano), Omer Avital (bass), and Jonathan Blake (drums)
(Press/media - for a digital download link + code for Family
please contact Red Cat Publicity)
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The 3 Cohens Celebrate the Release of Family:
November 1-6: The Village Vanguard, NYC, www.villagevanguard.com
November 10 - Scullers, Boston, MA, www.scullersjazz.com
November 11 - Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport Music Hall, Rockport, MA, www.rcmf.org
November 12 - Koerner Hall, Toronto, www.performance.rcmusic.c...
(Double bill w/The Jamey Haddad Arab Jazz Ensemble)
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"Rarely in the history of jazz family bands have siblings so successfully created a unified group sound with as distinctive an identity as the Israel-born Cohens."
- DownBeat Magazine
"some of the hottest properties on the New York jazz scene today"
- The Boston Globe
"There's such a thing as a family sound, and the musicians calling themselves the 3 Cohens have it . . . Anat has emerged as one of the best clarinet players in jazz, with a warm and singing tone; Avishai can play bebop and ballad lines and outer-limits trumpet sounds with tireless fluency; Yuval has a full and relaxed sound on the soprano." - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
" . . . when the 3 Cohens call a disc 'Braid,' they're not kidding, so intricate and intuitively apt is the counterpoint and voice leading when they're playing together or off each other." " . . . if there's any group that illustrates how profoundly and effortlessly international jazz has become in the new millennium, it's this one."
- Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
"Whether soaring on a flight through "Freedom" or conversing polyphonically over a 6/8 groove on 'Navad (The Wanderer),' the sibling stitchers of brightly textured voicings tailor a forever-in-fashion musical coat of many colors."
- Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant
"a brilliant wave of Israeli jazz musicians has emerged on the New York scene. At the center of this surge are three siblings: soprano saxophonist Yuval, trumpeter Avishai and reed player Anat Cohen . . . Like many of their Israeli peers, the Cohen siblings are steeped in jazz history and intensely engaged with a global array of sounds." - Andy Gilbert, The San Jose Mercury News
The 3 Cohens' new recording is a powerful acknowledgement of the importance of Family. Although Yuval, Anat and Avishai are perennially busy with numerous projects that make up their individual careers, the remarkable story of the 3 Cohens continues with the release of their new recording, Family (the follow up to the much-lauded Braid), available on Anzic Records now. Joining Yuval, Anat and Avishai on Family is a trio of unparalleled musicians, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Matt Penman on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. Plus, very special guest, Jon Hendricks, delivering his singular style to "On The Sunny Side of Street", and "Roll 'Em Pete".
The virtuosity and creativity of each of the Cohens serves the music well, of course, but the real treat on this album are the incredibly joyous conversations and interactions that could only sprout from their mutual respect and love for one another. The 3 Cohens' childhood was very different from the usual stories. They shared a special love for music; it was what solidified their unique relationship and allowed them to experience a childhood that most siblings aren't privy to. "Through music, we share an emotional and spiritual connection that goes beyond our familial ties. It is beyond words and the imagination," explained Anat.
When the 3 Cohens converged in the studio for the recording of Family, they did so with a fervent dedication to making music together, and a strong desire to celebrate life and family through their music. They explain, "every time we play again it is so special. For us, sharing a stage is not just three siblings who play together; it is also a constant reminder of the gift of life. That's why we have decided to have this band." The results are two brilliant recordings, One, andBraid, and now their newest, and perhaps their greatest work together, the celebratory, Family (on Anzic Records, October 11, 2011).
More on 3 Cohens:
In the past few Years the 3 Cohens sextet performed in many notables venues such as the prestigious Village Vanguard, the Paris hotspot, "Duc Des Lombards", & theaters, jazz clubs and festivals around Italy, Canada, Brazil, Israel, Australia and the US (Portland Jazz Festival, JVC and more). The 3 Cohens will be featured on the January 2012 cover of DownBeat Magazine!
In August of 2011, Avishai played his own set at the Newport Jazz Festival to an enthusiastic audience (Available on NPR, click here), is touring the world with the SF Jazz Collective, and has released numerous recordings: The Trumpet Player, After the Big Rain, Flood, Seven, and the most recent, the critically-acclaimed, Introducing Triveni. Introducing Triveni Part II will be released on Anzic Records in 2012. Avishai was one of the finalist in the 2011 DownBeat Critic's poll in both the "Rising Star-Jazz Artist" and "Rising Star-Trumpet" categories.
In 2011 Anat won "clarinetist of the year" for the 5th consecutive year at the Jazz Journalist Awards and is the winner of this year's DownBeat Critics Poll for "Clarinetist of the Year" and "Rising Star-Soprano" categories. Anat has been touring extensively around the world with her quartet and has played in venues such as: The Village Vanguard (where she recorded her 5th album, Clarinetwork Live at the Village Vanguard, on Anzic Records), the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, SF Jazz Festival, North Sea, and more.
Yuval is releasing his 2nd album, Song Without Words, on the same day as the 3 Cohens Family album, October 11, 2011. It is a duo album with pianist Shai Maestro. Yuval is an active performer and one of the most sought after educators in Israel. He recently won Israel's most prestigious honor, the Landau Award, for outstanding achievement in the field of jazz.
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