LIVE REVIEW: Anat Cohen Quartet at Miller

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Tuesday February 14, 2012


Anat Cohen Quartet at Miller

Anat Cohen absorbs the klezmer of her heritage and cranks out a mix of Afro-beat, Brazilian choro, avant garde jazz, and just about everything in between. She masters whatever woodwind instrument she can get her hands on and it’s clear that the world has started noticing. Her recent rise to the ranks of preeminent jazz musicians along with a disarmingly sweet stage presence and a sick set of heavy hitters—Jason Lindner on piano, Omer Avital on bass, and Daniel Freedman on drums—brought a crowd that filled Miller Theatre to the brim this past Saturday night.

The Quartet introduced a slew of sounds that both complemented and transformed the two-hour set of mostly covers. The traditional jazz training of Lindner added a melodic backdrop to the hard and fast funk of New York native Freedman. Cohen alternated between her clarinet, tenor saxophone and alto saxophone without blinking an eye, and perhaps even adding a shimmy or two. The music was alive, and aside from Avital’s sometimes less-than-sparkly additions, the band couldn’t have been tighter. Avital redeemed himself during his solo on the Abdullah Ibrahim number. Even Cohen let out a chuckle when he turned around an otherwise smooth ballad into an Afro-beat tune, only to let the song return to its natural course.

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