Emmet Cohen


Emmet Cohen [piano]
Yasushi Nakamura [bass]
Kyle Poole [drums]

“One of the finest piano players to emerge in decades.” – All About Jazz

Emmet Cohen, one of the most exciting and popular artists of the piano, leads his acclaimed trio featuring bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Kyle Poole. His is one of the hottest trios in jazz and melds all styles of jazz, stride, swing, bebop, free, and contemporary with an emphasis on the Great American Songbook. Bassist Christian McBride comments, Emmet is one of the most dynamic young musicians on the scene today.” The New York Times says, “Cohen is a young piano virtuoso with a delicate touch, assured, swaggering swing feel, and debonair flow.” Downbeat adds, “His music’s uplifting attitude is frequently colored with wit.”

“When Cohen is in full flight, with Poole slamming the kit around the room behind him, he reminds me of Ahmad Jamal: not the genteel Jamal you hear on record, but the wall-banging, holy-shit Jamal I saw in concert a few years ago, who rolled across the keyboard like a thunderstorm.” – Phil Freeman, Stereogum

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