AVISHAI COHEN TRIO

Shifting Sands

Avishai Cohen - bas
Elchin Shirinov - piano
Roni Kaspi - drums

Over the last two decades Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has earned his reputation as one of the world's greatest bassists. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown extensively throughout the world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans.a

Avishai is back on stage agin after a long period off the road due to the Covid 19 pandemic worldwide. ‘I have missed so much the stage, my fans, and touring in general. I am so thrilled to perform live music with my fans in safer environments and conditions; music heals .’Without a doubt,  Avishai Cohen is one of the best bassists of his time, captivating large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans worldwide. With his new trio line-up, Cohen will present music from his latest trio album ‘ Shifting Sands ‘  (release May 2022) which include brand new original compositions, alongside performing fan favourites and repertoire from his vast musical library .

Shifting Sands highlights the special alchemy that Cohen’s music provides :


fresh and expansive melodic lines, diverse and sophisticated rhythms and a musical elegance that only he can achieve.”

Over the last two decades Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has earned his reputation as one of the world's greatest bassists. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown extensively throughout the world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans.

Avishai is back on stage again after a long period off the road due to the Covid 19 pandemic worldwide. ‘I have missed so much the stage, my fans, and touring in general. I am so thrilled to perform live music with my fans in safer environments and conditions; music heals .’Without a doubt,  Avishai Cohen is one of the best bassists of his time, captivating large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans worldwide. With his new trio line-up, Cohen will  present music from his latest trio album ‘ Shifting Sands ‘  (release May 2022) which include brand new original compositions, alongside performing fan favourites and repertoire from his vast musical library .

Shifting Sands highlights the special alchemy that Cohen’s music provides :

fresh and expansive melodic lines, diverse and sophisticated rhythms and a musical elegance that only he can achieve.”

Private soundcloud link Shifting Sands soundcloud.com/naiveclassiquejazz/sets/avishai-cohen-shifting-sands-1/s-iwcwznD2AST

 Cohen, who has always distinguished himself in the past as a great promoter and discoverer of new, young gifted  musicians, once again Cohen brings  exceptional  within this new trio configuration  pianist Elchin Shirinov  and  young Israeli drummer Roni Kaspi. The synchronicity Cohen shares with pianist Elchin Shirinov, as they deftly harmonise on melody lines. Young drummer Roni Kaspi is a revelation, an often-effortless player with a graceful control of the kit.” Shirinov from Azerbaijan can also be heard on Avishai's masterful  ‘’A once in a lifetime dream come true ‘’ orchestral album "Two Roses", released in April 2021. Roni Kaspi, born in Israel in July 2000, has just completed her studies at Berklee College of Music, USA. During the lockdown, she met Avishai Cohen, with whom she performed virtually on Facebook. This immediately developed into a strong musical connection, which led to her being invited to partner Avishai on tour from September 2020.

        Expect high emotions and wonderful interactions between the trio and  fans.

 “The stage is undoubtedly a place where Cohen feels at home, so much so that attending one  of his live performances is probably the best way to get acquainted with his musical universe.’’

 

Billing: Avishai Cohen Trio

 

Avishai Cohen – bass, vocals
Elchin Shirinov - piano
Roni Kaspi  – drums

 

“...his playing remains as jaw dropping as ever.”

 Downbeat USA

 

“As a live performer, Cohen is hard to beat.”

London Jazz, UK

“Cohen was a brilliant band leader, rightly comfortable in front of the packed audience and guiding the group across a twisting, turning musical landscape. His attentive, often protective role at the centre of the trio gave Shirinov and Kaspi space to shine.”

Izzy Blankfield / LondonJazz News

There’s new, unheard-before music on offer too, much of it primed to show off the synchronicity Cohen shares with pianist Elchin Shirinov, as they deftly harmonise on melody lines. Young drummer Roni Kaspi is a revelation, an often-effortless player with a graceful control of the kit.” 

James Rybacki /Jazzwise

 

Other Live Performance Press - Quotes – Avishai Cohen

 

Cohen plays through flashes of genius: it is impressive the spectrum of sounds and chromaticism’s he can generate by plucking at different points and with different intensity each string of the double bass, or playing it like a guitar or cello with a bow.’

All about Jazz ( Rimini live Show ) Emmanuel di Tommaso

 

"... A new trio line-up with pianist Elchin Shirinov from Azerbaijan, and  20 year old Roni Kaspi from Israel, a big talent on a small drum kit."… "Cohen lets the bass sing and swing, but no one shows their ego's during this contrasting mix of modernism and bittersweet Nostalgia."

 

W.Rosenberger, Kurier , Austria

‘It is incredible to witness  musicians of this calibre they raise the bar for what live jazz should be."

"Concerts like this are unique and unrepeatable, and as such a privilege for the lucky ones present''

 Paulo Ribeiro da Silva, Portugal .

 

“It's a unique and captivating blend.” The Guardian, Observer, UK

 

 

“Voted one of the 100 Most Influential Bass Players of the 20th Century” Bass Player Magazine

 

“Avishai Cohen...has carved an enviable reputation as one of the most passionately intelligent and powerful jazz bassists on the planet today.” Bass Guitar Magazine

 

 “Avishai Cohen is a distinctive player: his raw energy, deft and fluid fretting style and tough, forceful right hand combine in one of the most readily recognizable double bass sounds in contemporary music.”

All About Jazz

"The intricacy of Cohen’s compositions … gives a depth for the listener to wallow in. Even if you’ve not heard any of his previous 15  or so albums, it is impossible to miss the skill and dexterity both as a musician and as a writer of music.”

 

Guy Moskovich – Piano.


At 26 years old, Guy Moskovich has already established himself as one of the most in-demand pianists and composers of his young generation in both Israel and New York City, performing and recording with musicians such as Omer Avital, Dayna Stephens and Mike Rodriguez in venues and festivals all around the world.


Guy began his musical journey playing classical piano at the age of nine, immediately showing rapid improvement, winning his first piano competition when he was only eleven and playing pieces far beyond his years. 


At fifteen, seeking more self-expression he went on to study Jazz at the prestigious ‘Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts’ in Tel Aviv, and was the recipient of an excellency scholarships from the America - Israel Cultural Foundation.


Guy moved to New York City in 2017 after being awarded a full-tuition scholarship from ‘The New School’, in NYC quickly rising to become one of the most prominent pianist in the scene.  


Allowing him  to craft his unique voice, drawing from his Israeli legacy and Middle-Eastern influences, as well as elements from western classical composers such as Chopin and Liszt, all morphing into a brand new sound under the grand concepts of African-American music - Improvisation, Listening and freedom.

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