LP - Black Vinyl. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve.
Bassist/composer Avishai Cohen, a offers to the world his spectacularly beautiful new recording, Continuo, a project that gloriously combines the influences of classical and Middle Eastern music and jazz. "These elements together produced the combination of sounds I was looking for, and created a nice balance between composed and improvised music," says Cohen. Continuo (the follow up to the critically acclaimed At Home) displays the magic of a working band, "which in this music is stronger than any concept," adds Cohen. He continued, "I'm very grateful to have two young masters of their instruments (pianist Sam Barsh and drummer Mark Guiliana) with me to convey that they are, on one hand, young in their ever thirsty minds for more information, and, on the other, old enough in their souls to emotionally express themselves on a very high level through the compositions."
The trio, a dynamic unit that has been delighting audiences around the world for almost three years, welcomed into the fold a long-time collaborator of Cohen's, fellow Israeli Amos Hoffman, who contributed his singular oud playing to several tracks. Avishai explains, "a lot of the new material on Continuo has a through-composed, classical music-like nature to it, as well as open sections for solos. In addition to that, there are strong Middle Eastern influences in some parts of the compositions. Contemplating the material for the album, I realized I wanted an additional colour added to the trio in order to enhance those influences. There was only one man for the job, Amos Hoffman. I'm excited and proud to offer you some moments of my life once again, reflected through the music," says Cohen.
1. NU NU
3. ONE FOR MARK
4. ANI MAAMIN
6. EMOTIONAL STORM
10. NUMI NUMI