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Devotion


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  • Audio CD (Dec 1 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B00000IGRM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. El Capitan & The Ship At Sea
2. The Gift
3. Bass Suite #3 Part 1
4. Ot Kain
5. Angels Of Peace
6. Ti Da Doo Di Da
7. Linda De Mi Corazon
8. Deep Blue
9. Igor
10. Slow Tune
11. Negril
12. Musa
13. Candela City
14. Bass Suite #3 Part 2

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Devotion, bassist Avishai Cohen's follow-up to 1998's acclaimed Adama, is about as far-flung and exotic-sounding as an album can get while still remaining in the "jazz" bin. The Israeli-born Cohen, who also plays in pianist Chick Corea's band, has a penchant for Middle Eastern- and Sephardic-sounding melodies and textures, which is part of what sets Devotion apart from the crop of more traditional-sounding jazz albums. "The Gift" (dedicated to Corea), for example, starts with a lovely melody based on a traditional Israeli song before lifting off into uncharted territory with Jimmy Greene's soprano saxophone solo, while "Musa" features Amos Hoffman playing the oud and Joshua Levy on nai, an Arabic flute. But Devotion is even more notable for Cohen's restless creativity, which puts him firmly in the tradition of another great jazz bassist: Charles Mingus. His ambitious streak mostly leads him into delightfully unusual instrumental combinations--like on "Linda de Mi Corazon," where Cohen's bowed bass resonates beautifully on a duet with vocalist Claudia Acuna. But Cohen's one misstep is a pointless overdubbed wah-wah bass solo on "Ti-Da-Do-Di-Da," which muddles an otherwise beautiful string quartet piece. That's a minor quibble though, for an album as distinctive and original as this one. --Ezra Gale

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By A Customer on April 10 1999
Format: Audio CD
I have had the pleasure of experiencing Avishai Cohen live in concert with Chic Corea twice. After listening to his first release "Adama" non-stop for six months, I am happy to report that "Devotion" is another great album. He has already developed his own style and is experementing with new things, including using a Wa-Wa pedal, which I think blends very well into the mix of instruments. Even if you aren't into the whole "middle eastern" genre, this entire album is very much a Jazz album. I recommend picking up a copy!
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This is one of the greatest albums that I have ever had the pleasure to own. There are not many albums that can make you a better musician just by listening to them but this is one of them. I bought this CD and a week later went out and bought his first album Adama, which is almost equally as good. As soon as I finished listening to Devotion I immediately went to my upright bass and began trying to learn the songs. My hats goes off to Avishai, he is certainly one of the best bass player/writers to grace music since guys like Mingus and Jaco.
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Since hearing Cohen's first disc "Adama", I have been a fan. His arrangements are wonderful, full of grace as well as life. His bass solos are some of the most interesting jazz instrumental solos I have had the pleasure of listening to. I recently saw Cohen in concert where he performed from his new cd "Colors". From what I heard, I recommend it as well.
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Great melodic album, played masterfully, full of ideas, does not bore after lots of listening. I recommend this album to any music lover!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
For the love of God.........BUY THIS CD! April 10 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have had the pleasure of experiencing Avishai Cohen live in concert with Chic Corea twice. After listening to his first release "Adama" non-stop for six months, I am happy to report that "Devotion" is another great album. He has already developed his own style and is experementing with new things, including using a Wa-Wa pedal, which I think blends very well into the mix of instruments. Even if you aren't into the whole "middle eastern" genre, this entire album is very much a Jazz album. I recommend picking up a copy!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Favorite of My Collection Aug. 14 2000
By "coeurdor" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Since hearing Cohen's first disc "Adama", I have been a fan. His arrangements are wonderful, full of grace as well as life. His bass solos are some of the most interesting jazz instrumental solos I have had the pleasure of listening to. I recently saw Cohen in concert where he performed from his new cd "Colors". From what I heard, I recommend it as well.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of the best albums I have ever bought Dec 13 1999
By Christopher LeFevre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the greatest albums that I have ever had the pleasure to own. There are not many albums that can make you a better musician just by listening to them but this is one of them. I bought this CD and a week later went out and bought his first album Adama, which is almost equally as good. As soon as I finished listening to Devotion I immediately went to my upright bass and began trying to learn the songs. My hats goes off to Avishai, he is certainly one of the best bass player/writers to grace music since guys like Mingus and Jaco.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Great wonderful album Dec 15 1999
By Cobi Reouven - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Great melodic album, played masterfully, full of ideas, does not bore after lots of listening. I recommend this album to any music lover!
Avishai's best album May 27 2006
By Eric Booth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I haven't heard Continuo, yet (I'm waiting to see it in the mailbox anyday)...but this is Avishai's best album, in my opinion. Each one of these songs is unique and solid. The varying tempos in songs such as Ti da Doo Di Da keeps the listener endlessly entertained and on the edge of their seat. My feet just can't stop moving when listening to this album. Avishai is truly a modern jazz genius!

It's too bad that Amazon only has the import version. I got mine for $15 at a record store. Hopefully you can as well.

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