Anat Cohen's Clarinetwork - Live at the Village Vanguard, inspired by Benny Goodman and celebrating his centennial, is a musical tour-de-force. Winner of 3 consecutive Jazz Journalists Association "Clarinet Player of the Year" awards and multiple "Rising Star Clarinet" DownBeat critic's polls, Cohen leads an all star rhythm section (Benny Green, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash ) on this seminal live recording that returns the clarinet to its rightful role at the forefront of jazz.
Never short on bluesiness and grit, Cohen
clearly knows how to wail, and she has never
sounded more nuanced. 4 stars. --Ed Enright, Downbeat