Introducing Triveni is the first album from the trio of Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital and Nasheet Waits and the follow up recording to the critically acclaimed Flood
Available September 28 on Anzic Records – http://www.Anzicrecords.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On September 28, 2010 Anzic Records will release trumpeter/composer Avishai Cohen’s new recording, Introducing Triveni, featuring longtime collaborators and dear friends, Omer Avital on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. With Introducing Triveni,Cohen, now a member of the distinguished SF Jazz Collective, fulfills his artistic need to get back to music that is mainly improvised.
Triveni is a Sanskrit word borrowed from the name of the confluence of three rivers in India, the Triveni Sangam, which comprises two physical rivers, the Ganga and the Yumana, that meet with the mythical, mysterious Saraswati river. Avishai’s band Triveni has a similar makeup, as he explains; “Regarding Omer, I’ve been playing with him for so many years, we know each other well, we can hear where each other are going harmonically and vibe-wise, we know each other’s time feel very well, so it is very comfortable. He’s an incredible musician, composer and bass player. With Nasheet it’s exactly the opposite: always a mystery, always surprising. He’s such a force, such an incredible drummer that never plays anything but the music itself. No ‘licks’, no nonsense. Pure truth. And on top – swinging his ass off! I never know where he’s going and every show is a new and fresh experience.” Together – this combination of the known, Avishai (the Ganga), Omer (the Yumana), and the unknown in Nasheet (the Saraswati) creates a great balance and freshness which is a unique and powerful place to create music from. Continue reading