Full concert available On-Demand from APRIL 6, 2022 – JULY 6, 2022
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Clarinetist and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Anat Cohen and her Tentet perform the classic Astor Piazzolla tango “Milonga Del Angel”, the opening track from her album “Double Helix,” during her March 25, 2022 performance at the SFJAZZ Center, broadcast on Fridays Live.
About the concert:
At the leading edge of a wave of brilliant Israeli improvisers who have energized the New York jazz scene over the past two decades, Anat Cohen is the most acclaimed clarinetist of her generation and a commanding tenor saxophonist. She returned with her superb Tentet, performing music from their 2017 debut Happy Song and their GRAMMY-nominated 2019 follow-up Triple Helix.
Cohen’s talent-laden group is stocked with some of the most exciting young players in New York and is another synergistic collaboration between Cohen and co-producer/co-arranger Oded Lev-Ari, who is her partner in Anzic Records and a protégé of the legendary arranger and multi-instrumentalist Bob Brookmeyer.
Cohen released two Brazilian jazz albums in the last few years, Outra Coisa with guitarist Marcello Gonçalves and Rosa Dos Ventos with the great Trio Brasileiro (both on Anzic). Not surprisingly, the Tentet’s book is infused with her love of Brazilian music, but with an expansive palette of orchestral colors and high-spirited rhythms that inspired DownBeat to say “the sense of fun is contagious and swing is seriously the thing.”
ABOUT ANAT COHEN
Raised in Israel, the GRAMMY-nominated multi-reedist has been a force on the New York jazz scene for nearly two decades. Her talents keep growing, as she absorbs swing, samba, Middle Eastern and classical influences into her organic and inviting concept. Her clarinet evokes “infectious joy,” says the New York Times, calling her “an improviser with gusto.”
Oded Lev-Ari: Musical Director/Conductor
Anat Cohen: clarinet
Christopher Hoffman: cello.
Josh Reed: trumpet
Owen Broder: baritone saxophone.
Nick Finzer: trombone.
Sheryl Bailey: electric guitar
Vitor Gonçalves: piano, accordion
Tal Mashiach: bass
Anthony Pinciotti: drums
James Shipp: vibraphone, percussion
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