“infectious joy… she took my breath away” – New York Times
Clarinetist Anat Cohen and seven-string guitarist Marcello Goncalves team together in a series of intimate, lyrical duets based on groundbreaking compositions by Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Breathtaking melodies, Brazilian grooves, and elements of jazz highlight the intricate talents of both Cohen and Goncalves on their Grammy-nominated album, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos.
DownBeat writes, “Outra Coisa is a duo album that achieves something very rare: It reduces the big band arrangements of the great Brazilian jazz composer Santos down to just two musicians… The mastery of the two musicians is such as to render additional instruments superfluous.” On stage, the duo’s joyful interplay is utterly captivating.
Ever charismatic, prolific and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. As The Wall Street Journal says, “What’s not to love about a young clarinetist and saxophonist who plays everything we love – modern jazz, world music, “hot” New Orleans style jazz – and does it all brilliantly?”
The perennial winner of “Clarinetist of the Year” titles from DownBeat, JazzTimes, and the Jazz Journalists Association, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross credits Cohen with “bringing the clarinet to the world” and The New York Times hails her as a “Master.”
Recommended for Fans of Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, João Gilberto and Leo Amuedo.
?: Shervin Lainez
Learn More: https://www.anatcohen.com/