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The Other One Or Why Less Is Actually Always More

September 2nd, 2017

It was pure co-incidence…

Watching television (France 2). I Went Looking For Avishai Cohen? And I found two?

Concerning the references (“the other one”, for the record, I am really not partial to that head practice…) they are just that, references, not more or less.

In this particular case I am bit confused. This is the “other” Avishai Cohen, the bass player…

In all honesty I don’t know what to say. A trio lead by a bass player rather than an pianist or any other instrumentalist it is not uncommon.

It is the music, so technical and refined beyond reason.

The drummer… “Pinzin Kinzin” is playing like… I mean is that even humanly possible? It is insane. The intensity and ride on the drums in combination with… the as always “other-side” studio production. Three people? Impossibilities. It is as upsetting as it is good, again.

And if you happen to like/live/experience the Scandinavian perspective? Then there are enough references to keep you more than happy. The music is perfect, strangely perfect, almost too perfect to be jazz. Massive brute technical force and machinelike. Is it jazz? Of course it is. It is exceptionally good jazz.

As indicated in earlier posts this is/was actually a complete random event. I heard one of them, I looked for one of then “Avishai Cohen” and I found two? The whole thing is bizarre.

I do know this. There is nothing in this World that beats a tight jazz trio. No way and never (that would be the “Less is more” part in the heading).

It is always as brilliant, so many decades later. My father used to say that “Le tam-tam” will always reveal. That is a somehat differetn context. Let the bass lead and stack the complexity on top. And you are free to stack as much complexity on top as you feel is needed.

Example/question? “Pinzin Kinzin”, again the drums on that thing? Are you familiar with the overstretch concept? This is that very same thing or in any event very similar.

Wow, that is no joke bizzniz right here. 35 consecutive plays later? The tempo shifts? I mean… have some mercy upon my ancient non-existing soul. And then directly after follow “Puncha Puncha” and “Eleven Wives” sensory overload and complete shutdown (the mixing of the drums on “Eleven Wives”? Is that even legal?).

To top it all off. The album is called “Gently Disturbed”… I mean come on, give me a break? Just 1 (one)?

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