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Avishai Cohen Reflects with New Album, “Arvoles”
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Avishai Cohen Reflects with New Album, “Arvoles”

Jazz bassist and composer Avishai Cohen has released a new album called “Arvoles,” which translates to “trees” from the ancient Ladino language. The project is described as a reflection of his life over the last few years.

Your Top 10 Bass Albums
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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 answer the question! Maybe I’ll...

Avishai Cohen Trio Releases “From Darkness”
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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 video below. From Darkness is...

Avishai Cohen Trio Record Reissued on Vinyl
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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 its near-redefinition of jazz. You...

Avishai Cohen Trio: Remembering
Bass Videos

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”
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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 is for sure on this...

Avishai Cohen Trio: Avraham Avinu (Live)
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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
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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)
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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
Concerts & Tours

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 musical family, Cohen first studied...