Avishai Cohen quartet - D'jazz Nevers

Avishai Cohen quartet @ D'Jazz Nevers; Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Yonathan Avisahi, piano; Yoni Zelnik, bass; Jonathan Black, drums; Dream Like a child, Into the Silence; Quiescence; Behind the broken glass; Bill Evans has two incarnations, as a pianist and a saxophonist. So has Avishai Cohen, a bass player and, tonight, a trumpeter. His musical friendships are long standing. For a decade now, he has been playing with pianist Yonathan Avishai, and hooked up with Nasheet Waits as soon as he arrived in New York from Israel in the 90's. His beard may be on the wild side, but his sound on the trumpet is one of the purest you can hear today. His first album for ECM, 'Into the Silence', was composed six months after Cohen's father died. 'Into the Silence' is about absence, a pregnant silence, deeply intimate, which does not preclude a sense of revolt, rich with vital energy. On four consecutive years, Cohen was voted 'Rising Star' in the 'trumpeter' category by DownBeat, the reference American jazz magazine. An absolute must. Recorded on November 11th at the festival D'Jazz Nevers (Nevers, France) - (Maison de la Culture, Philippe Genty hall); TV Director, Samuel Thiebaut (56 min)