Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz, this week featuring the Avishai Cohen Trio and their album Shifting Sands. Listen to Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon.
Internationally acclaimed bassist extraordinaire and singer Avishai Cohen is one of the world’s greatest bassists. The Israeli-born musician has earned a global rockstar-like reputation for his bass sound that joins cello-like purity with percussive drama.
For his latest album Shifting Sands, Cohen has gathered young prodigies Azerbaijani pianist Elchin Shirinov and Israeli drummer Roni Kaspi. Cohen’s stunning bass improvisation does leave room for his collaborators to shine, and the playing remains jaw-dropping as ever