Clarinetwork: Live at the Village Vanguard

Clarinetwork: Live at the Village Vanguard

by Anat Cohen
     
 

Anat Cohen's sixth recording as a leader has her leading an all-star quartet in performance on a Sunday evening at the Village Vanguard in New York City during the centennial celebration of Benny Goodman. Appropriately, the clarinetist plays standards associated with the vaunted King of Swing, stretching the sound of her horn in extended versions of classic jazz with…  See more details below

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Anat Cohen's sixth recording as a leader has her leading an all-star quartet in performance on a Sunday evening at the Village Vanguard in New York City during the centennial celebration of Benny Goodman. Appropriately, the clarinetist plays standards associated with the vaunted King of Swing, stretching the sound of her horn in extended versions of classic jazz with her own personal, tart, sweet flair. Pianist Benny Green, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lewis Nash are more than up to the task of supporting Cohen without any grandstanding whatsoever. The band is quite capable of fast, loose tempos as demonstrated during "Sweet Georgia Brown," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," and especially "After You've Gone" which is generally heard much slower and somberly. Cohen's modern inclinations set her aside from Goodman on the sexy "St. James Infirmary," but she's also very respectful of tradition on ballads, blues-oriented tunes, and the unforced, easy swing of "St. Louis Blues." Solid if not unspectacular in the main, expressive for sure, Anat Cohen takes another unexpected turn in her burgeoning career with a traditional, vintage effort that may very well surprise her fans, and certainly please the older set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
Label:
Anzic Records
UPC:
0896434001320
catalogNumber:
1203
Rank:
73889

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anat Cohen   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Lewis Nash   Drums
Benny Green   Piano
Peter Washington   Bass

Technical Credits

W.C. Handy   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Paul Zinman   Engineer
Russ Musto   Liner Notes
Joe Young   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Anat Cohen   Liner Notes
David Frankel   Cover Art
John Green   Composer
Michal Levy   Cover Design

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