Avishai Cohen — Calm

Avishai Cohen alongside Christian McBride is my favorite contemporary upright bassist. Unlike McBride, he has developed a very particular sound and approach to music, mixing modern Jazz with Latin and middle eastern influences. In the past, he became famous being the bass player for the Chick Corea band but since then made a huge impact with his own group and trio work.

Calm is a song from Cohen’s Continuo album featuring Sam Barsh playing keys (coincidently, he also appears on Anderson .Paak’s Malibu) and Mark Guiliana on drums. Compared to most other tracks, Calm has a relatively simple bassline and is driven mostly by arpeggios played by the piano.