Avishai Cohen is best known for the strong, personal and unique style he adds to every project - as a leader, supporter, participant or simply a “watcher”. He now brings all of these elements to his latest recording, LYLA.
LYLA is a platform expressing what collaboration can birth, and proving that every life encounter is a meaningful one. In the weaving of the human voice, words and instruments, the message is clear. “It took a little longer this time, but once again — a body of music is born,” says Cohen.
Reviews"Jazz often has relied on collisions of culture to advance. Avishai Cohen, the Israeli-born bassist who plays widely with Chick Corea, certainly qualifies as a happenin' import. His "Lyla," the Hebrew word for "night" and an elegant Arabic name for a woman, takes a worldly view of jazz. The vibe is hard to place. Is the beat Latin and occasionally funky? Are the melodies Sephardic? Is his International Vamp Band cool? Yes, yes and yes." - Karl Stark, Knight Ridder Newspapers