The jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen comes from Israel, studied and lives in the Northeastern U.S., and maintains a deep affinity for Brazilian music. Specifically, she’s a specialist in the Afro:Western, improvisatory, instrumental music known as choro — an analogue of early jazz in the U.S. — where her clarinet is a lead instrument. She now helms a group called Choro Aventuroso, a quartet whose other members hail from Brazil, which takes the style as a launching pad for further adventures.
In fall of 2014, Cohen and Choro Aventuroso had the opportunity to showcase at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz Night In America presents their set from The Appel Room, overlooking New York City’s Central Park.
01:01 ‘Teclas Pretas’
15:07 ‘Waiting for Amalia’
23:23 ‘Choro Pro Zé’
36:38 ‘Choro de Baile’
55:46 ‘Espinha De Bacalhau’
1:11:07 ‘Chorinho Pra Ele’
Anat Cohen, Vitor Goncalves, Cesar Garabini, Sergio Krakowski
Producers: Patrick Jarenwattananon, Nick Michael, Josie Holtzman / Editor: Colin Marshall / Concert Video Director: James Sapione / Concert Camera Operators: Hiram Becker, Anthony Nicolau / Concert Recording Engineer: Rob Macomber / Concert Audio Assistant: Omar Little / Audio Engineer: Suraya Mohamed / Additional Video: Nick Michael, Carlos Waters, Colin Marshall / Additional Audio: Josie Holtzman / Special Thanks: Justin Bias, Eugenia Han, Sharon Osbourne / Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann