Greg Cohen - Golden State

"Though best known for his twenty-plus years in saxophonist John Zorn's Masada, bassist Greg Cohen's career has been marked by the diversity of his collaborations, from the carnivalesque Tom Waits and folkster Donovan, to rocker Lou Reed and saxophonist Ornette Coleman. So, in guitarist Bill Frisell—himself no stranger to experimentation—Cohen has found a most simpatico partner. Inspired by the nature and landscapes of California, Golden State draws certain parallels to Frisell's Big Sur (Okeh, 2013), on an emotive level at least. However, where Frisell's tribute was built upon a contemporary chamber aesthetic, Cohen's stripped-down approach has a greater roots-based simplicity reflected in the no-rehearsal, one-take manner of this recording." By Ian Patterson - Reprint from All about Jazz -- Read the full review here »

Greg Cohen - bass
Bill Frisell - guitar

Release number: RPR1020