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Avishai Cohen - Into the Silence

$55.00

ECM Records

Avishai Cohen - Into the Silence

$55.00

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A TAV Curator’s Pick: A masterful piece of trumpet-led compositions – somewhat evocative of Miles, albeit in a more melancholic setting. Beautifully recorded, as with most studio albums by ECM. An ideal album for those evenings of quiet introspection.

On Into the Silence, charismatic Tel Aviv born trumpeter makes his ECM leader debut in a program of expansive, impressionistic and haunting compositions. Avishai's tender muted trumpet sets the emotional tone of the music in the album's opening moments and his gifted cast of musicians explore its implications.

“Cohen is a multicultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis. Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries.”

– Jazz Times

“Avishai Cohen impressed a lot of listeners with his soulful contributions to Mark Turner’s Lathe of Heaven album in 2014. Now the charismatic Tel Aviv-born trumpeter has his ECM leader debut in a programme of expansive and impressionistic compositions for jazz quartet (trumpet, piano, bass, drums), augmented by tenor saxophone on a few pieces.

Into The Silence is dedicated to the memory of Avishai’s father David, reflecting upon the last days of his life with grace and restraint.  Avishai’s tender muted trumpet sets the emotional tone of the music in the album’s opening moments and his gifted cast of musicians explore its implications.

Israeli pianist Yonathan Avishai has played with Cohen in many settings and solos creatively inside the trumpeter’s haunting compositions, sometimes illuminating them with the phraseology of the blues. Cohen and drummer Nasheet Waits have a hypersensitive understanding and their interaction can, from moment to moment, recall the heyday of Miles Davis and Tony Williams or Don Cherry and Billy Higgins. Yet this music, while acknowledging inspirational sources, is very much of our time. Bassist Eric Revis, a cornerstone of the Branford Marsalis quartet for two decades, provides elegant support throughout. And saxophonist Bill McHenry, a subtle modernist who has worked with Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille, shadows Cohen’s lines with feeling.

Into The Silence was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France in July 2015 and produced by Manfred Eicher.” – ECM Records

Musicians:

  • Avishai Cohen, trumpet
  • Bill McHenry, tenor sax
  • Yonathan Avishai, piano
  • Nasheet Waits, drums
  • Eric Revis, bass

Track list:

A1

Life And Death

9:18

A2

Behind The Broken Glass

8:14

B1

Dream Like A Child

15:31

B2

Quiescence

5:14

C1

Into The Silence

12:14

C2

Life And Death – Epilogue

2:44

 

 

Item description:        

Artist:

Avishai Cohen

Title:

Into the Silence

Label:

ECM Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Gatefold, 180gram

Pressing:

Germany

Release Date:

2016

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Contemporary Jazz, Downtempo, Trumpet

Catalog No:

ECM 2482 / 476 0091

Condition:

New