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Avishai E. Cohen, Yonathan Avishai – Playing The Room

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"Playing The Room" testifies to the long musical friendship between Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai. As teenagers in Tel Aviv they began to explore jazz and played together for many years, with Yonathan making important contributions to Avishai's albums "Into The Silence" and "Cross My Palm With Silver" on ECM.

Their first duo album begins with a composition by the trumpeter and pianist and ends with a touching interpretation of Alexander Argov's lullaby 'Shir Eres'. On the way Avishai and Yonathan improvise - freely, playfully, soulfully - on topics of jazz history. And as the album title suggests, they also invite the recording room, the Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in Lugano, to be part of the sound and to fully exploit its resonant acoustic properties in a performance with the intimacy and focus of chamber music.

Playing The Room was recorded in September 2018 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

"... most beautiful in the piece Two Lines, which actually sounds as if two close friends were talking, but who are still able to surprise each other. Also their interpretation of John Coltrane's Crescent is outstanding. A quiet, great force. "(Stern, September 19, 2019)

Release details

Artist: Avishai E. Cohen, Yonathan Avishai
Label: ECM Records
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: Germany
Genre: Jazz


A1 The Opening
A2 Two Lines
A3 Crescent
A4 Azalea
B1 Kofifi Blue
B2 Dee Dee
B3 Ralph'S New Blues
B4 Sir Duke
B5 Shir Eres (Lullaby)