Avishai E. Cohen, Yonathan Avishai – Playing The Room
by ECM Records
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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)
Artist: Avishai E. Cohen, Yonathan Avishai
Label: ECM Records
Style: Contemporary Jazz