Avishai Cohen » Biography
1. Avishai Cohen (born 1970 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli jazz bassist, composer and arranger. He was raised by a musical family, and as a child he started playing piano. After a few years he moved to the bass guitar. Later, after playing in the army for a while, he moved to New York City. After performing some small clubs, he was noticed by Chick Corea and was given a record contract. He has performed in two of Chick Corea’s bands, “Origin” and the “Chick Corea New Trio”. After having recorded “Adama” in 1997 and “Colors” three years later, Avishai decided to create his own label in 2003. The label released its debut CD, “Lyla” in September 2003. In February of 2005 Razdaz Recordz released “At Home”, an album that was arguably Avishai Cohen’s most compelling and striking new recording to date.
That is until the artist conceived of, and recorded his newest studio CD, the spectacularly beautiful, “Continuo”. Cohen’s third recording on his label Razdaz Recordz, and his seventh as a leader, was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden in December 2005 with Avishai’s core trio of pianist/keyboardist Sam Barsh and drummer/percussionist Mark Guiliana.
With the 2007 release of “As Is . . . Live at The Blue Note” (CD/DVD), for the first time ever, audiences can now revel in the groove, melody, power, excitement and beauty of an Avishai Cohen performance at home, repeatedly.
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