Lorin Cohen Quartet

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Lorin Cohen Quartet

Thu, May 15, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Lorin Cohen Quartet
Lorin Cohen Quartet
-John Litweiler (Chicago Sun-Times)

“….Relentless Invention”
-Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune)

“Lorin Cohen's bass work raises itself to a level where it must be noticed. His solo on "Song For My Grandfather" (Ryan Cohan/Another Look/Motema Records 2010) captures the song's sensitivity, but also pushes it forward rhythmically”
-Alex Mariani (All About Jazz)

A thrill to watch and sublime to hear, Lorin Cohen is best known for locking down the groove with Monty Alexander, Joe Locke, Guggenheim Fellow Ryan Cohan, and the acclaimed hip-hop-meets-jazz ensemble, Vertikal.

While he possesses an expansive palate of expressive devices and techniques, the focus of his playing is always on generating a deep and propulsive groove. This has taken him around the world, allowing him to share his talents with audiences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

In addition to those mentioned above, he has collaborated with such jazz luminaries as Lew Tabakin, Victor Lewis, Geoffrey Keezer, Von Freeman and Roni Ben-Hur.

He will bring his unique brand of modern jazz to his forthcoming debut album, HOME.

Slated for release in October of 2014, the acclaimed bassist and composer steps out as a leader to present a set of original compositions which will appeal to a wide spectrum of music fans and jazz lovers alike.

HOME will explore and celebrate the wonders of rhythm and what Cohen calls “the groove consciousness.” The album will consist of nine original compositions, each rooted in Cohen’s bass playing, as well as the percussive sounds of vibraphone, steel drums, hand drums and piano – where harmony, melody and rhythm converge.

“I’m going to put the bass out front, as well as rhythm instruments that I feel capture the essence of jazz,” Cohen states. “I think this is an exciting and innovative instrumentation. It highlights the heartbeat of jazz, its pulse, which is the foundation, the home of the music.

"The title also refers to those essential and foundational places we all cherish, the literal homes we inhabit, the figurative homes in our hearts, and the life-affirming spaces we continue to seek.”

Cohen relocated to New York City from his hometown of Chicago in April of 2012.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036