Sunday, Jun 29, 2008 2:30 PM PDT
Stanford University Campbell Recital Hall, Palo Alto, CA
"...this is a real band, reaching a level of communication bound by family ties..." -- Allaboutjazz.com
The three Cohen siblings, Yuval (soprano saxophone), Anat (tenor saxophone/clarinet), and Avishai (trumpet), seem to communicate almost telepathically on the bandstand. Growing up in Tel Aviv, Israel, they were immersed in classical music, but a shared love of jazz and three scholarships to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston led the siblings to their true calling. Since 2002 they've performed together as 3 Cohens, and their uncanny musical empathy and compatibility have only grown, creating a sound that blends straight-ahead jazz with Latin and Middle-Eastern influences, collective improvisation, and seductive rhythms. Their acclaimed 2007 album Braid (on Anzic Records) is inviting and unpredictable, with innovation and experimentation built on a solid foundation of excellent musicianship and creative chemistry.