Trumpeter and composer Avishai Cohen’s new album, Into the Silence (ECM), is dedicated to the memory of his father, who died in November 2014. The music, which was composed over six months following his father’s passing, has a muted, lovely and elegiac feeling. The title song evokes late-1960s era Miles Davis music (In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew). Cohen’s talented band mates — Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone; Yonathan Avishai, piano; Eric Revis, double bass; and Nasheet Waits, drums — provide sensitive support throughout the six tracks. Into the Silence also is Cohen’s debut recording as a leader on the renowned ECM label. — M.S. (American Jewish World, 5.6.16)
Avishai Cohen Quaretet at the Blue Note Milano last month:
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