05/07/12 By Jason Paul Harman Byrne
Anzic Records Artists The 3 Cohens On Tour In Europe in Celebration of "Family"
Anzic Records Artists the 3 COHENS
Celebrate New Recording, FAMILY
On Tour In Europe, May 8-25!
AVISHAI COHEN (trumpet), ANAT COHEN (tenor saxophone & clarinet), YUVAL COHEN (soprano saxophone), with Yonatan Avishai on piano, Omer Avital on bass,
Johnathan Blake on drums (May 8-16), Franck Agulhon on drums (May 17-25)
Family to be released in Europe on May 15 (distributed by Naive)
Press/media - for a digital download link + code for Family
please contact Red Cat Publicity)
May 8 - Moods, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Show time - 8:30 PM, www.moods.ch
May 9 - BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Clinic by Yuval Anat & Avishai, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
The MUSIK-AKADEMIE DER STADT BASEL
May 10 - Bix Jazz Club, STUTTGART, GERMANY
Show time - 9 PM, www.bix-stuttgart.de
May 11 - Jazzclub Unterfahrt, MUNICH, GERMANY
Show time - 9 PM, www.unterfahrt.de
May 12 - Congress Center, LIEGE, BELGIUM
Show time - 10:30 PM, www.jazzaliege.be
May 14-16 - Duc des Lombards, PARIS, FRANCE
Show time is nightly at 8 & 10 PM, www.ducdeslombards.com
May 17 - Jazz en Comminges, SAINT-GAUDENS, FRANCE
Show time - 9 PM, www.jazzencomminges.com
May 19 - Avantgarde Jazz Festival, ROVINJ, CROATIA
Show time - 8 PM , www.avantgardejazzfestival.com
May 20 - Porgy & Bess, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Show time - 8:30 PM, www.porgy.at
May 21 - Agharta Jazz Club, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Show time - 9 PM , www.agharta.cz
May 22 - A Trane, BERLIN, GERMANY
Show time - 10 PM (doors open at 9), www.a-trane.de
May 23 - Radio Bremen, BREMEN, GERMANY
Show time - 9 PM , www.radiobremen.de
May 24 - BimHuis, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Show time - 8:3 PM, www.bimhuis.nl
May 25 - Lantaren, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Show time - 8:30 PM, www.lantarenvenster.nl
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"Rarely in the history of jazz family bands have siblings so successfully created a unified group sound with as distinctive an identity as the Israel-born Cohens."
- DownBeat Magazine
"some of the hottest properties on the New York jazz scene today"
- The Boston Globe
"There's such a thing as a family sound, and the musicians calling themselves the 3 Cohens have it . . . Anat has emerged as one of the best clarinet players in jazz, with a warm and singing tone; Avishai can play bebop and ballad lines and outer-limits trumpet sounds with tireless fluency; Yuval has a full and relaxed sound on the soprano." - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
" . . . when the 3 Cohens call a disc 'Braid,' they're not kidding, so intricate and intuitively apt is the counterpoint and voice leading when they're playing together or off each other." " . . . if there's any group that illustrates how profoundly and effortlessly international jazz has become in the new millennium, it's this one."
- Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
"Whether soaring on a flight through "Freedom" or conversing polyphonically over a 6/8 groove on 'Navad (The Wanderer),' the sibling stitchers of brightly textured voicings tailor a forever-in-fashion musical coat of many colors."
- Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant
"a brilliant wave of Israeli jazz musicians has emerged on the New York scene. At the center of this surge are three siblings: soprano saxophonist Yuval, trumpeter Avishai and reed player Anat Cohen . . . Like many of their Israeli peers, the Cohen siblings are steeped in jazz history and intensely engaged with a global array of sounds." - Andy Gilbert, The San Jose Mercury News
The 3 Cohens' new recording is a powerful acknowledgement of the importance of Family. Although Yuval, Anat and Avishai are perennially busy with numerous projects that make up their individual careers, the remarkable story of the 3 Cohens continues with the release of their new recording, Family (the follow up to the much-lauded Braid), available on Anzic Records now. Joining Yuval, Anat and Avishai on Family is a trio of unparalleled musicians, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Matt Penman on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. Plus, very special guest, Jon Hendricks, delivering his singular style to "On The Sunny Side of Street", and "Roll 'Em Pete".
When the 3 Cohens converged in the studio for the recording of Family, they did so with a fervent dedication to making music together, and a strong desire to celebrate life and family through their music. They explain, "every time we play again it is so special. For us, sharing a stage is not just three siblings who play together; it is also a constant reminder of the gift of life. That's why we have decided to have this band." The results are two brilliant recordings, One, and Braid, and now their newest, and perhaps their greatest work together, the celebratory, Family (on Anzic Records, USA October 11, 2011, Europe May 15, 2012 - distributed by Naive).
Press enquiries: Jason Paul Harman Byrne at Red Cat Publicity,
Tel 347 578 7601, Email Redcatjazz@mac.com
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