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Media Type: CD
Artist: COHEN,AVISHAI
Title: DEVOTION
Street Release Date: 04/06/1999
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Genre: JAZZ

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Devotion, bassist Avishai Cohen's follow-up to 1998's acclaimed Adama, is about as far-flung and exotic-sounding as an album can get while still remaining in the "jazz" bin. The Israeli-born Cohen, who also plays in pianist Chick Corea's band, has a penchant for Middle Eastern- and Sephardic-sounding melodies and textures, which is part of what sets Devotion apart from the crop of more traditional-sounding jazz albums. "The Gift" (dedicated to Corea), for example, starts with a lovely melody based on a traditional Israeli song before lifting off into uncharted territory with Jimmy Greene's soprano saxophone solo, while "Musa" features Amos Hoffman playing the oud and Joshua Levy on nai, an Arabic flute. But Devotion is even more notable for Cohen's restless creativity, which puts him firmly in the tradition of another great jazz bassist: Charles Mingus. His ambitious streak mostly leads him into delightfully unusual instrumental combinations--like on "Linda de Mi Corazon," where Cohen's bowed bass resonates beautifully on a duet with vocalist Claudia Acuna. But Cohen's one misstep is a pointless overdubbed wah-wah bass solo on "Ti-Da-Do-Di-Da," which muddles an otherwise beautiful string quartet piece. That's a minor quibble though, for an album as distinctive and original as this one. --Ezra Gale
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 6, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B00000IGRM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I have had the pleasure of experiencing Avishai Cohen live in concert with Chic Corea twice. After listening to his first release "Adama" non-stop for six months, I am happy to report that "Devotion" is another great album. He has already developed his own style and is experementing with new things, including using a Wa-Wa pedal, which I think blends very well into the mix of instruments. Even if you aren't into the whole "middle eastern" genre, this entire album is very much a Jazz album. I recommend picking up a copy!
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Since hearing Cohen's first disc "Adama", I have been a fan. His arrangements are wonderful, full of grace as well as life. His bass solos are some of the most interesting jazz instrumental solos I have had the pleasure of listening to. I recently saw Cohen in concert where he performed from his new cd "Colors". From what I heard, I recommend it as well.
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This is one of the greatest albums that I have ever had the pleasure to own. There are not many albums that can make you a better musician just by listening to them but this is one of them. I bought this CD and a week later went out and bought his first album Adama, which is almost equally as good. As soon as I finished listening to Devotion I immediately went to my upright bass and began trying to learn the songs. My hats goes off to Avishai, he is certainly one of the best bass player/writers to grace music since guys like Mingus and Jaco.
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Great melodic album, played masterfully, full of ideas, does not bore after lots of listening. I recommend this album to any music lover!
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