‘As a live performer, Cohen is hard to beat’
Fran Hardcastle, LondonJazz
Over the last two decades Avishai Cohen has earned his reputation as one of the world's greatest bassists. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown. Now with his new trio he brings fresh compositions and arrangements to the stage as well as many audience favourites from his past recordings and live shows.
Accompanying him are two young talents from Israel. Nitai Hershkovits, the golden fingered pianist who Avishai discovered in a small café in Tel Aviv. Nitai was Avishai’s musical partner on his duet album, ‘Duende’ (EMI / Blue Note - 2012) and plays a major role in Avishai’s latest album ‘Almah’ (Parlophone / Warner - 2013).
Adding to the surprises on stage is the very talented Daniel Dor who in recent years has been quoted as ‘in a league of his own’, and ‘the unstoppable drummer.’
The energy Avishai has put into bringing the upright bass into the spotlight whilst pushing the boundaries of jazz has paid off and earned him international awards and recognition.
The stage is undoubtedly a place where he feels at home so much so that attending one of his live performances is probably the best way to get acquainted with his musical universe.
“Avishai Cohen Trio "thrill" this Sunday in the greenery of Middelheim.”
Le Soir, Belgium