Cohen with his New Trio
Avishai Cohen is not the kind of bassist to lounge casually in the shadows at the back of the stage. For years now, his place has been up at the front, under the spotlight. From there, the Israeli bassist, singer, composer and »jazz visionary of global proportions« (DownBeat) tirelessly generates a magnetic dynamism, directing his fellow band members through tender melodies and delightfully tricky rhythms. In his compositions, Cohen blends contemporary jazz with the musical traditions of the Middle East – and has been delighting an ever-growing army of fans for 20 years in the process.