From Darkness - Avishai Cohen Trio

This is one of my many favorite jazz fusion albums, and it certainly won’t be the last on which I write. This is relatively unique though, blending elements from Israeli and other world music with traditional jazz instrumentation and harmonic/melodic methodologies. It was released in 2015 and features a trio of Avishai Cohen, an Israeli bassist, Omri Mor on piano, and Itamar Doari on drum set. There are some noticeable influences from the Middle Eastern Region in terms of instrumentation and some of the harmonic structures, but for the most part, it falls deftly into the category of post-bop, which evolved from an amalgam of hard bop, modal jazz, and free jazz in the early- to mid-1960s.

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