Continuo – CD
“Continuo” by Avishai Cohen melds jazz with Middle Eastern elements, featuring stellar contributions from Sam Barsh, Mark Guiliana, and Amos Hoffman. From lyrical to rhythmic, the album is a must-have for any jazz aficionado, encapsulating Cohen’s diverse influences
Immerse yourself in "Continuo," where bassist Avishai Cohen masterfully fuses jazz nuances with Middle Eastern flair. Featuring evocative performances from a stellar ensemble, this album is a captivating journey through Cohen's rich musical tapestry, making it essential for jazz lovers.
Step into the expansive soundscape of "Continuo." This isn't merely an album; it's a journey led by the legendary jazz maestro, Avishai Cohen. In "Continuo," Cohen masterfully melds his deep-seated Israeli heritage with the captivating rhythms and harmonies of Middle Eastern traditions. Beyond the melodies and harmonies, it's Cohen's iconic bass lines that captivate, resonating with emotion and telling a tale of their own.
Surrounding Cohen is an ensemble of unparalleled talents. Sam Barsh communicates emotions, stories, and dreams through his piano, speaking a universal language of passion. Mark Guiliana's touch on the drums brings a rhythmic cadence that's pulsating and mesmerizing. Amos Hoffman, with his command over the traditional oud, bestows the album with a haunting beauty that lingers long after the last note.
Each track in "Continuo" showcases Cohen's exceptional skills as a composer. Songs like the evocative "Nu Nu," the energizing "Smash," and the deeply introspective "Elli" demonstrate the vast landscape of his musical imagination. The title "Continuo" is a reflection of the album's essence. It’s not a mere collection of songs but a fluid narrative, a seamless tapestry of sound that challenges and redefines the boundaries of traditional jazz.
"Continuo" is more than a musical composition; it's a dialogue of cultures. It celebrates the convergence of diverse musical heritages and underscores the transformative power of jazz as a universal language. For those who find joy in the confluence of intricate harmonies, multifaceted rhythms, and global influences, "Continuo" is not just music; it's an enriching journey that reinforces Avishai Cohen's place among the luminaries of contemporary jazz.
- Nu Nu
- One For Mark
- Ani Maamin
- Emotional Storm
- Avishai CohenAcoustic and Electric Bass
- Sam BarshPiano
- Mark GuilianaDrums and Percussion
- Amos HoffmanOud
- Mikal KratzArt and Design
- Daniel KedemPhotography
- Ray JeffordProducer
- Asher BitanskyAssociate Producer