Artist: Avishai Cohen
Release Date: 2005
At Home, Avishai Cohen's sixth recording as a leader, features eleven profoundly beautiful compositions performed by his trio of Sam Barsh on piano and Mark Guiliana on drums, joined by special guests Yosvany Terry, (saxophones, chekere), Anne Drummond (flute), Diego Urcola (flugelhorn), Jeff Ballard (drums, percussion) and Tomer Tzur (hand drum).
At Home reflects on, and celebrates, places, people, emotions and realizations that Cohen has encountered in his many sojourns around the globe, all the while exposing the innermost jubilation and contemplation of the bassist/composer. Stuart Nicholson, commenting on At Home, in Jazzwise Magazine, said "for my money [it's] the most considered and best realised of all." Indeed, Cohen exposes his many gifts as a melodic composer, powerful soloist and provoking leader, as never before, reflected in the brilliant performances by the trio and ensemble. Whether in his adopted home of New York City, in his native Israel, or on the road playing this music (where he finds himself much of each year), Avishai Cohen is At Home.
Released by: Razdaz Recordz
Avishai Cohen: Acoustic Bass and Electric Bass
Mark Guiliana: Drums and Percussion
Sam Barsh: Piano, Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, Melodica
Yosvany Terry: Saxophones, Chekere
Anne Drummond: Flute
Deigo Urcola: Flugelhorn (Courtesy of Sunnyside Records)
Jeff Ballard: Drums, Percussion (Courtesy of Savoy ~Records)
Tomer Tzur: Hand Drum
All tracks written and arranged by Avishai Cohen.
Published by GADU Music/BMI
Except track 3. co-written with Mark Guiliana (HEERNT MUSIC/BMI). Yosvany Terry (SGEA/Spain) and Sam Barsh (Barsh Music/BMI)
Track 5 co-written with Mark Guiliana (HEERNT/BMI) and Sam Barsh (Barsh Music/BMI)
All Tracks were recorded and mixed by Bernie Kirsh between the 14th - 20th April 2004 at Beartracks Studios, Suffern, NY.
Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound, New York, April 2004.
Art Design: Michal Kratz
Photography: Daniel Kedem
Photograph location: David Gage Bass Shop NYC
Producer: Avishai Cohen
Executive Producer: Ray Jefford
"At Home is gratifying on just about every artistic level and is a master musician's new and energetic rendering of what improvised music can be"
Double Bassist Magazine, JK, Spring 2005
Most Original Recordings of the Year
"Definitely one of the most original recordings of the year. Jerusalem-born Cohen, who rose to prominence in groups led by Danilo Perez and Chick Corea, has evolved into one of the more imaginative composers on the jazz scene, usually leading groups of talented musicians like himself. Rarely does one find a mismatch of conception and execution on At Home."
CD Review Center, John Stevenson.