ANAT COHEN — Poetica (review)

ANAT COHEN — Poetica album cover Album · 2007 · Post-Fusion Contemporary Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Anat Cohen is one of the talented young israeli jazz musicians that burst into the US jazz scene in recent years and who has a great contribution to the re-emergence of clarinet in jazz music. A very talented clarinet player(she was voted clarinetist of the year from 2007 through to 2011 by JJA ), she released two albums in 2007-Noir and Poetica. While 'Noir' is a big-band album on which Anat Cohen plays both saxophone and clarinet, 'Poetica' is a quartet album on which she plays only the clarinet.For 'Poetica' Anat Cohen picked some Israeli songs('Agada Yapanit' , 'Hofim', 'Eyn Gedi', 'Nigunim') which get a pretty straight reading, one Jacques Brel cover ('La Chanson Des Vieux Amants ') that somehow manages to sound more israeli than french, one latin ballad ('...Saudade') , one less known John Coltrane composition('Lonnie's Lament') which sounds great in Anat Cohen's vision, a couple of originals written by Anat('The Purple Piece',' La Casa del Llano') and one composition by Omer Avital('Cypresses') who also arranged the strings on some of the tracks and who plays some great bass on the album. Warm, intimate, lullaby-like, touchy , sounds like a border meeting of chamber music with world music and jazz, played with great charm by Anat Cohen and her band(quartet or strings). An enchanting album for people who hurry to no place, who appreciate simple and beautiful music(jazz or whatever) .
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