So yesterday I wrote that as I was listening to Omer Avital’s Suite of the East, I was impressed y the trumpet playing of Avishai Cohen. Evidently I am not the only one impressed by his talent, as he was voted the rising star trumpeter in the 2012 Downbeat Jazz Critics Poll. Here’s some background on Avishai from Wikipedia:
Avishai Cohen Is a New York City-based jazz musician originally from Tel Aviv, Israel. Cohen is an internationally recognized jazz trumpet player, composer, and bandleader. His playing style reflects a heavy influence from the bebop and post-bop traditions. However elements of avant-garde jazz, and jazz fusion, as well as other contemporary styles can be heard in Cohen’s playing as well. Cohen attended the Berklee College of Music and began establishing himself within the jazz community after placing third in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Trumpet Competition..Continue Reading
Now for some morning music from Avishai – notice and Omer Avital is playing bass!