Sunday, February 10, 2013

Anat Cohen: Making the Clarinet Cool

I listened to Terry Gross interview clarinetist Anat Cohen this week on Fresh Air. For me, nobody has made a woodwind instrument that wasn't a saxophone sound so good since Herbie Mann's glory days playing the flute. Watch the embedded videos below (two of Anat Cohen and one of Herbie Mann) and travel to that "happy place" where only music can take you.

Anat Cohen and Howard Alden, "After You've Gone"

Anat Cohen Quartet, Live at the Jazz Standard

Herbie Mann, "Harlem Nocturne"

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