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  • Your Top 10 Bass Albums

    Your Top 10 Bass Albums

    Q: I’m curious. What are your top 10 bass albums. What albums do you think everybody should hear? A: I hesitated to answer this because of the inherently subjective nature of the question. My top 10 albums are not likely to coincide with yours, but I ultimately decided that for that reason alone, I should... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio Releases “From Darkness”

    Avishai Cohen Trio Releases “From Darkness”

    Jazz bassist and composer Avishai Cohen and his trio, including pianist Nitai Hershkovits and drummer Daniel Dor, have released From Darkness. Cohen’s goal with the record, as it often is for him, is to reach toward purity of sound. He’s absolutely making his way there. Take a listen to the album’s “Lost Tribe” in the... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio Record Reissued on Vinyl

    Avishai Cohen Trio Record Reissued on Vinyl

    If you missed out on the Avishai Cohen Trio’s Gently Disturbed when it came out in 2008, or you just always wanted a vinyl version of the record, . The work, from the trio featuring the innovative Cohen on bass, Mark Guiliana on drums and Shai Maestro on piano, received a host of accolades for... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Remembering

    Avishai Cohen Trio: Remembering

    It’s a very rainy day here today, and this tune seems to fit perfectly. Of course, any time we feature Avishai Cohen is a good day to us. Here’s Avishai with his trio, performing the tune “Remembering”. Avishai really starts getting down around the 2:25 mark! »

  • Avishai Cohen Releases “Duende”

    Avishai Cohen Releases “Duende”

    Avishai Cohen has teamed up with Nitai Hershkovits to release Duende, the bassist’s 13th album and one that offers quite a unique blend of classical, jazz and folk music. The album includes nine duets, written by the duo, except for a few reinterpretations of standards by John Coltrane, Cole Porter and Thelonius Monk. One thing... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Avraham Avinu (Live)

    Avishai Cohen Trio: Avraham Avinu (Live)

    In our 2009 interview with Stanley Clarke, he told us he enjoyed the music of Avishai Cohen. The drummer is pretty killer too. See if you agree: »

  • Avishai Cohen: Seven Seas, Live

    Avishai Cohen: Seven Seas, Live

    Recorded live in October, 2010, here’s bassist Avishai Cohen and his band performing “Seven Seas”, which is a track on Cohen’s album of the same name. As usual, Avishai amazes. »

  • Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

    Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

    Here’s Avishai Cohen with his band performing the tune “Smash” live at Blue Note in 2006. Dig the syncopation! Dig the solo! »

  • Avishai Cohen North American Tour Announced

    Avishai Cohen North American Tour Announced

    For the first time in two years, bassist/composer Avishai Cohen is returning to the U.S. as part of his North American tour. The nine date tour covers eight cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Cohen is a unique jazz musician who blends Middle Eastern, eastern European and African-American styles. Born in Israel to a... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Gently Disturbed

    Here’s a great live performance of Avishai Cohen and his trio performing “Gently Disturbed” at the Leverkusen Jazztage in 2007. Shai Maestro is on piano and Mark Guiliana is on drums. »