The ensemble Triveni is the perfect conduit for the musical explorations of Avishai Cohen, who takes full advantage of the space and freedom this pianoless trio affords. Drawing from hard-bop, straight-up funk, and avant-garde, Nasheet Waits (Drums), Omer Avital (Bass) and Cohen effortlessly move from the American songbook to standards and Cohen's original compositions. Cohen's sometimes provocative and always soulful playing has never sounded so assured as he continues to establish himself as one of his generation's leading musical voices.
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Oh yes. This takes me all the way there. Mr. Halsall is a generous leader, giving his orchestra-mates plenty of room to shine within his spacious compositions. Expertly sequenced, this record flows beautifully from start to finish. Jeff Kliment
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Mr. Smith's musical vision gets stronger and stronger with each new work, it seems to me; questing...never resting on his laurels...never settling for an easy option...large themes and broad palettes are part and parcel of his redoubtable acumen these days, but I still think there is a humble accessibility at work...and overarching honesty and truthfulness.
A guiding star, then... John Cratchley