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Avishai Cohen: At Home

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Since his solo debut seven years ago, bassist Avishai Cohen has been honing a global strain of modern jazz that places primacy on rhythm. The second release on his Razdaz label is no exception, and furthers Cohen’s stature as a resourceful bandleader with a broad command of groove.

At Home introduces a rhythm section that Cohen has helmed for the past few years; their seamless exchange provides the album’s beating heart. Pianist/organist Sam Barsh confidently juggles a host of duties, tossing off solos with aplomb that mirrors Cohen’s own. Drummer Mark Guiliana supplies a battery of grooves, ranging from the breakbeat of “Renouf’s Last Tooth” to the backbeat of “Saba.”

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