Wednesday afternoon listening and viewing

– Thanks to Outside Pants for the link to trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s (not to be confused with the bassist of the same name) recent album Triveni, with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Nasheet Waits. You can stream the entire album at the link, as well as purchase it. In covering a nice mix of standards and originals, Cohen’s sound is subtly nuanced, as is clearly audible given the spare bass and drums format.

-While listening to some of the YouTube clips of the late George Shearing as linked by Do the Math, this item came up, from a film of Bill Evans speaking with, if the comments are accurate, his brother. It isn’t easy for a master to offer an example of “confused” playing as he does, although for some of us it comes naturally…