Avishai, is enjoying and having an amazing time so far on tour with his trio, seeing so many fans, and feeling the positive vibes from you during early summer.
Thank you for all your lovely comments, live reactions at the shows & your support of the new trio album ‘Shifting Sands‘.
‘Surrounded by his brilliant pianist and his young 21-year-old drummer, a live stage revelation as gifted as it is explosive, Avishai Cohen offered the audience a high-flying performance’
Jazz Sous les Pommiers – Ouest France
With “Shifting Sands”, he again proves that he is not resting on his laurels. Listen to Intertwined – the opening track – and the cornerstone – of the record – and you’ll understand right away that he’s raised the bar again. A trio always works because all the elements are there. The piano is like an orchestra in itself. Add a rhythm and the low register of the bass, and you have it all.
‘Avishai Cohen has become a global star for his bass sound that joins cello-like purity to percussive drama, and for compositions embracing American jazz , Latin music , Sephardic -Jewish folk song , avant -funk and orchestral works. But Shifting Sands is exhilaratingly different – starker- simpler …
Cohen’s vivacious bass improv and Shirinov’s contrastingly imperturbable lyricism glow through this fine set and if the new tunes add few surprises to the leader’s signature songbook, the playing incandesce”
The Guardian – 4 star – Jazz album of the month – J Fordham
For the past twenty five years, legendary bassist, singer and composer Avishai Cohen has grown to be one of the heavyweights of contemporary jazz, with a catalogue to rival those of even the most legendary in the field of jazz… and beyond. The result is a splendid, uplifting recording that ranks among his very, very best
For ten tracks, the Avishai Cohen Trio seduces us with crisp, clear songs imbued with positive energy. Central to this is Shirinov’s fresh articulation at the piano, which in a song like the delightful Window grooves like a thundering steam train. Or how about the seamless combination of Cohen’s bass with Shirinov’s left hand in Dvash – Magisterial!
Avishai, Elchin and Roni will continue their ‘Shifting Sands’ album release tour and will headline this summer at many major festivals events including Rabat, in Morocco (for the very first time) Verona, Italy and a welcome return to Montreal, Canada among many others ….
Trio Show – Theatre National Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco