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Avishai Cohen (IL) (contrabas;piano) Nitai Hershkovits  (piano)
Blue Note, 2012
1 cd
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73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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More than 25 times in Flemish libraries

About Avishai Cohen

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Avishai Cohen (Hebrew: אבישי כהן‎; born April 20, 1970) is an Israeli jazz double bassist, composer, singer, and arranger.

Early life

Avishai was born in Kabri, a kibbutz in northern Israel. He grew up in a musical family at Motza and Beit Zayit near Jerusalem until the age of six, when his family moved to Shoeva in western Israel. He began playing the piano at 9 years old but changed to the bass guitar at the age of 14, inspired by bassist Jaco Pastorius.

Later life and career

Cohen played with Chick Corea and Claudia Acuña.

In 2002, Cohen founded his record label, Razdaz Recordz. "I've always been interested in several genres of music, including jazz, rock, pop, Latin and funk," says Cohen. "I'm always packed with ideas. I decided to start my own label because I'm involved in so many different projects." Lyla was the first album re…Read more on Wikipedia