1970

Concert

Avishai Cohen, bass, vocals
Omri Mor, piano
Itamar Doari, percussion

Avishai Cohen effortlessly fills the world’s great concert halls. This level of popularity is anything but a given in jazz, especially for a bass player. It is likely to be due not just to his virtuosity but above all also to his extraordinary skills as a composer and band leader, and of course also to his charisma. His elegant, easy listening, melodious jazz, his stirring live performances and the fact that he elicits a downright confusingly wide spectrum of sounds from his instrument are all elements of Avishai Cohen’s success. Die Zeit called him one of the few jazz musicians who also appeals to non-jazz fans without ever pandering to the mainstream.

 

The young Israeli bassist met Ravi Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Paquito D’Rivera in New York; later on, he worked with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin and, above all, Chick Corea. Back in Israel, he concentrated on following his own path and released several successful albums. His latest programme 1970, which proves even more obviously than his previous work that he is also a talented vocalist, has a “spiritual connection” to the music of the 1970s, as he puts it, to the soul and funk of the era, to Stevie Wonder and many other Afro-American musicians. He fuses this 1970s “spirit” with traditional Arabian folklore and folk songs from the Middle East. “Being an Israeli inherently means being very multicultural,” is how he explains this diversity. His compositions reflect Cohen’s Sephardic roots but were also influenced by folk music from the Balkan and the rhythms of the darbuka. “All of this has created a special sound. This sound is me.”

1970

Concert

  • Sunday, 14.10.2018
  • 19:00
  • Schinkel Church

Admission

Price group I € 30 / concessions and NHB-Card € 24

Price group II € 24 / concessions and NHB-Card € 18

Advance bookings

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