Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Poetica/noir

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Poetica/noir

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POETICA

ANAT COHEN

ANZIC RECORDS 1301

Anat Cohen (cl) Jason Lindner (pno) Orner Avital (bs) Daniel Freedman (dms,percussion) Gilad (percussion, track 10 only) Antoine Silverman, Belinda Whitney (vlns) David Creswell (viola) Danny Miller (cello) Recorded at New York City in July 2006

Agada Yapanit (A Japanese Tale)/Hofim (Beaches)/The Purple Piece/Eyn Gedi/La Chanson Des Vieux Amants/ Lonnie's Lament/Quando Eu Me Charmar Saundade/La Casa Del Llano/Nigunim/Cypresses TT: 65:12

NOIR

ANAT COHEN & THE ANZIC ORCHESTRA

ANZIC RECORDS 1201

Anat Cohen (ts,as,ss,cl) Oded Lev-Ari (arranger,conductor) Ted Nash (as,ss,fl) Billy Drewes (ts,cl) Scott Robinson (bars,bs cl) Frank Greene, Tanya Darby, Avishai Cohen (tpt,flghn) Deborah Weisz, Yonatan Voltzok (tbn) Guilherme Monteiro (gtrs) Barak Mori (bs) Ali Jackson Jr. (dms, tks 2/4/5/6/8) Antonio Sanchez (dms tks 1/3/7/10) Dudaka Da Fonseca (dms tk 9 - percussion tk 3/7) Ze Mauricio (percussion) Erik Friedlander, Robert Burkhart, Greg Heffernan (cello) Yuvia Cohen (ss, tk 7) Recorded at New York City, August 2006

La Comparsa/No Moon At All/Carnaval de Sao Vicente/ Do It/Cry Me A River/You Never Told Me That You Care/ Medley" Samba De Orfeu;Struttin' With Some Barbeque/ Cry/Bebe/Ingenuo TT: 52:10

We have here two exceptional compact discs. They are quite different though. Anat Cohen's saxophone work is, of course, the common thread.

First we shall look at the Poetica disc. She named it this because of the correlation of the music to poetry. Anyone having an interest in poetry shall surely enjoy this CD. First of all, Anat plays clarinet throughout the disc. She also wrote the brief notes that accompany this CD. The music is from many sources including several with origin in Israeli. Then we also have music from France, Brazil, plus a John Coltrane tune and two of her own composition and the final tune by the bass player, Omer Avital. Much of this music is very tender, mystic one might say but not all. The John Coltrane piece Lonnie's Lament is quite extroverted to say the least. But immediately the mood shifts back to a very introverted mood. The last tune Ingenuo is worth comment. The tension builds and builds but resolves at the end. …

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