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4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Dano May ,

Oh My God!

I must admit, I am a huge fan of Avishai Cohens music, so for me, the fact that there is a new album is always exciting! But, with this trio consisting of Mark Guiliana on drums and Sam Barsh on Keys, this band takes the music to places I have ever heard music go. Ethnic, eclectic, masterful, insightful, emotional, jazz, middle eastern, beyond-genre, unclassifiable beauty!!!!!
This album is a MUST HAVE for any one who loves music!
Buy This CD! You will not be disappointed!

purplemonkeyelevator ,

Middle Eastern Tinged Jazz

Avishai Cohen is rapidly becoming one of my favorite contemporary jazz artists. He is an incredible composer as well as performer, and each subsequent release is a little better than the last. This disc, like his others, is masterfully composed and just a little quirky. Cohen tends to work with unconventional instrumentation, and this album features the oud, which is a Middle Eastern lute. The oud really provides an interesting texture when it plays a unison melody line with the piano or upright bass. The compositions are quite advanced, but never over the listener's head. There is also and incredible dynamic range within each song, making for quite an expressive album all around. A must have!

NWchick ,

masterful music

I've been listening to this for two years, and just keep loving it more! It flows beautifully, creating the space to dream and create, or just woolgather energetically. The bass is fat and wild. The piano is spare and clean and fascinating. The drums are jazzy rich, and blend well with the others. This music just gets more interesting over time as you start picking each piece apart and discovering the fascinating things they do with all the musical elements they have to play with.... It's yummy.

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