Sharonne Cohen

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07/28/11    Albums


Gonzalo Rubalcaba

On Fé, Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s debut for his new label, 5Passion, the Cuban pianist and composer once again bridges the worlds of jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban music, delivering a stunning collection with dexterity, passion and spirit. Faith (the title translated...

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07/20/11    Albums

Essential
Jean-Michel Pilc

This intimate solo album, recorded live at the Fazioli Piano Loft of the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, N.J., captures pianist Jean-Michel Pilc during two nights of pure improvisation. The former Parisian, a New Yorker since 1995, made his...

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07/07/11    Concerts

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: Gilad Hekselmann, John Benitez, Lucky Peterson & More

Second of two reviews by Sharonne Cohen on performances from the 32nd edition of festival held in Montreal on June 25 through July 4, 2011

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07/07/11    Concerts

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: Live at the Gesù

First of two reviews from Sharonne Cohen on performances from the 32nd edition of festival held in Montreal on June 25 through July 4, 2011

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06/14/11    Albums

Opus One
Shauli Einav

The second leader project by Israeli saxophonist Shauli Einav, an NYC city resident since 2008 and a year shy of 30, attests to his immersion in the bebop tradition while revealing a fresh and original voice. Accompanied by a formidable, tight-knit group...

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05/19/11    Concerts

The Montreal Jazz Festival: Jazz All Year Round

Sharonne Cohen reviews shows by Femi Kuti, Charlie Hunter, Ibrahim Maalouf and other artists appearing in shows presented by festival

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05/17/11    Albums

Action-Refraction
Ben Allison

A departure for bassist and composer Ben Allison, whose nine previous recordings featured mostly original material, this album focuses on covers, tackling material by artists as diverse as PJ Harvey, Donny Hathaway, Neil Young and Samuel Barber. Also included...

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May 2011    Albums

Scenes From a Dream
Chris Minh Doky

Bassist Chris Minh Doky’s 11th album presents a trio, with drummer Larry Goldings and drummer Peter Erskine, joined on most tracks by the Dutch Metropole Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza. Melancholy yet inspiring in tone and cinematic in quality, the...

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May 2011    Albums

21 Spices
Trilok Gurtu wtih Simon Phillips & NDR Big Band

The disparate musical roots of master percussionist Trilok Gurtu and renowned rock/jazz/fusion drummer Simon Phillips come together on 21 Spices , an East-West drummer’s summit backed by the 21-piece NDR Big Band. The album documents the pair’s long-awaited...

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May 2011    Albums

Treelines
Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra

Treelines , from Montreal-based saxophonist-composer Christine Jensen and her Jazz Orchestra, is a dynamic recording inspired by eclectic sources—the landscapes of her native British Columbia, Canadian literature and visual art and the songs of Joni Mitchell...

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March 2011    Albums

Live at Smalls
Omer Avital Quintet

The ever-evolving groups led by Israeli-born, NYC-based bassist Omer Avital are entwined with the institution that is Smalls. A member of the now-legendary Jason Lindner Big Band, its seven-year Smalls residency serving as a hotbed for a host of up-and-coming...

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March 2011    Albums

Namaskar
Sameer Gupta

Namaskar , a Sanskrit salutation expressing reverence and respect, is the name of the debut solo recording of gifted drummer and tabla player Sameer Gupta. A member of Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, Gupta has studied with tabla masters Zakir Hussain and Anindo...

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March 2011    Albums

Live at Smalls
Ari Hoenig Punk Bop

Drummer Ari Hoenig’s regular Monday night gig at Smalls has enabled him to explore different ensembles, among them a trio with pianist Jean-Michel Pilc and bassist Francois Moutin, a quartet and other projects. Featured on this live recording is Punk Bop...

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10/16/10    Concerts

Rafael Zaldivar Trio Live

Review of performance by Cuban pianist at L’Astral in Montreal

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07/07/10    Concerts

Review of Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Sharonne Cohen reviews concerts at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

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May 2010    Albums

Two-Shade
Gerald Clayton

The title of this recording implies a dissolving duality; a single, new color emerging when two are blended. Indeed, Gerald Clayton’s debut as a leader, following stints with Lewis Nash, Al Foster, Clark Terry and Roy Hargrove, among others, reflects the...

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Sharonne Cohen joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 09, 2010