Press, Quotes

Quotes from the World’s Press

“… one of the most gifted bassists of his generation is finding his own voice as a composer”

The New Yorker

“… one of the best double-bassists in the world”

Kerstan Mackness, Time Out London

“…a transcendent example of the capacity of music…to reach beyond geographical and political boundaries…”

Don Heckman, the Los Angeles Times.

“Bassist/Composer/Band Leader Avishai Cohen…is a musician who has been called a jazz visionary of global proportions by Downbeat, and declared one of the 100 Most Influential Bass Players of the 20th Century by Bass Player magazine. Cohen is not only renowned around the world as an influential double bassist and profound composer, but also as a visionary bandleader following in the footsteps of Mingus, Dave Holland, Jaco Pastorius, Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Stanley Clarke, and even Sting. In fact, every move Avishai Cohen makes routinely causes waves of critical praise.”

Bass Musician Magazine

“Teaming with energy, original ideas and virtuosic soloing by the bassist composer, “Gently Disturbed,” is another reason to consider Cohen among the elite bassists on the scene today.”

Jazz Times

Avishai Cohen