A Role In Jazz Is Redefined

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Tuesday April 25, 2017

From NY Observer

The Best In Jazz
By: Ron Hart

Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro, The Jazz Standard, May 16-17

Not since the heyday of Jimmy Guiffre has there been a clarinet player whose redefined the instrument’s role in jazz like Israel’s Anat Cohen.

Cohen just released a pair of works that delve deep into her love for Brazilian music. One is a gorgeous tribute to the late Bossa Nova composer Moacir Santos called Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos with Marcello Goncalves on seven-string guitar and mandolin.

The other LP, Rosa Dos Ventos, finds her in collaboration with the amazing Trio Brasileiro, comprised of percussionist Alexadre Lora, his brother Douglas on seven-string guitar and Dudu Maia playing a special 10-string bandolin and crafting a distinctive blend of Rio-born Choro music and multi-culture jazz in a way that sounds like nothing else out there.

Cohen and Trio Brasileiro will be celebrating the release of Rosa Dos Ventos with a two-night stand at the Jazz Standard on May 16¬†and May 17, where they will be ringing in an early summer with their otherworldly swirl unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.

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