Avishai Cohen Trio - Night of Magic (Live in Kiev)
Publisher: Jazz in Kiev Records
Catalogue number: JIK 002-08
Audiochecker.log included, but no scans, sorry.
This Kiev concert is, no doubt, memorable for all those who was then at the concert hall – and, apart from them, all of their relatives and acquaintances, because the sensations then had to find at least some way out) Non-speaking about it was just dangerous, and impossible as well... And – that was speaking enthusiastically, selflessly, and partly – silently (because this music is still much greater than any words), with light in the eyes, warm shine on the face – right? I’m sure that I’m right. Between the hall and the scene, a mystery of incredible might and depth took place, that was Music that for some time melted the several hundreds of various, separate souls – into the joint, large, live heart. I think that on that evening there was enough love to prevent or stop some war in the world – and probably, in the end, so it happened... That is why it seems to me that one such concert is worth a dozen of other nice concerts – because this was not nice. This was – truthful light magic. I know: the real soul of music opens up exactly on such evenings – in full, and no matter whether it is called jazz. But it matters that this is live music, which takes place here and now, which not only causes reaction, but also instantly reacts, breathes, changes, acquires a new clarity. If I’m not mistaken, \"To the Bird\" was performed by Avishai Cohen after his modest warning: – Now I will do this for the first time, – and he did! However, the essence here is not even technical skills, no. Just sometimes there happen performances, when it seems that the high sky went down on earth, and this is a wonderful experience. But others also happen, when one feels the earth flying up into the sky – and this is indescribably beautiful... The music by Avishai Cohen Trio on that evening was exactly like that – and let you be able to feel at least a particle of this sincere, warm beauty...
Anton Jozhik Lejba (Hedgehog)
2. Gently Disturbed
3. The Ever Evolving Etude
4. Ani Maamin
6. Eleven Wives
7. To the Bird
8. Come Together