The best jazz groups are made up of kindred spirits, but the rare family band has something more – an intuitive feel for each other that goes beyond words and gestures to a kind of bred-in-the-bone telepathy. The 3 Cohens are that sort of uncommon collective, a trio of siblings – tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen – whose sense of improvisational interplay is both uncannily fluent and wonderfully, infectiously warm. In Tightrope the group digs deep to explore this connection in an unaccompanied setting. Stellar guests Fred Hersch, Christian McBride and Jonathan Blake individually add their voices to the conversation.
released October 22, 2013
Anat Cohen, clarinets and tenor sax; Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Yuval Cohen, soprano saxophone
Fred Hersch, piano (#3, #9, #12); Christian McBride, double-bass (#6); Jonathan Blake, drums (#5)
Produced by Oded Lev-Ari & the 3 Cohens
Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn; engineered by Joseph Marciano, assisted by Max Ross
Mixed and edited by Brian Montgomery; mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios
I heard them in concert at Mondavi Center, UC Davis on Thurs. 3/15/18. Stunningly beautiful artistry from both Cohen and Hersch. I didn’t want it to end. Just so memorable. Can’t wait to hear them again. margneu