Avishai Cohenby Telavivian | 09.08.17
Written by Natalia Dinsmore
After listening to Tel Aviv based Jazz musician and composer Avishai Cohen’s latest album, Cross My Palm With Silver, the room is undoubtedly filled with the same qualities you would imagine silver to take form of if made audible: lustrous, smoothly transitional, purely reflective. His trumpet playing is creatively gentle yet full of emotion; each note gracefully lifting off of the other, each time slowly and patiently building to reveal something meant to be felt progressively, instead of all at once.
Most distinctively and without hesitation, the second song of the album, “Theme for Jimmy Greene”, takes you to this singular place specific to Cohen’s music. Once felt, it is unmistakable why Cohen is described as ‘a trumpeter of rare poise and lyricism (The Boston Globe).’ Cohen is currently on tour in Europe but will be giving two performances in Israel on 15/09/17 and 16/09/17.
Author Natalia Dinsmore recently moved to Tel Aviv and very quickly fell in love with city. Natalia loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, and writing. Natalia believes in the power of creative thinking, storytelling and thoughtful words. Natalia holds a bachelor of Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA.