Trumpeter Avishai Cohen's Triveni
- Avishai Cohen (trumpet)
- Jonathan Zelnik (double bass)
- Justin Brown (drums)
- label:Anzic Records/ECM Records
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Since trumping all oncomers in the Rising Star category in the DownBeat Critics Poll, Avishai Cohen has been solidifying his reputation as a musician with an individual sound and a questing spirit, creating new ways of seeing jazz while drawing on the infinite legacy of the past masters. And it's with his new trio project, Triveni, that he's attracting ever more attention. The line-up of trumpet, double-bass and drums interact with empathetic sensitivity, creating an imposing space full of real and suggested harmonies, evoking sadness, menace, joy and playfulness, with added elevations when Cohen uses electronic effects to conjure up giddying multi-timbral flourishes. His tone is both expressively raw and assuredly refined and, whether pushing new boundaries with his own compositions or lovingly reworking some classic jazz standards, always a joy to hear.