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Cliff Korman and Anat Cohen Piano-Clarinet Duo in Brazilian Meets Swing

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

”All that Jazz”
Salon Jazz at Bösendorfer New York

200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
Gerhard Feldmann, President
Lisa L. Feldmann, Executive Vice President

Fourth in a Début Series, Spring 2006

Cliff Korman and Anat Cohen
(Cliff Korman Website)
(Music Manager: Ellen Azorin)
(Anat Cohen Website)
Cliff Korman on Piano
Anat Cohen on Clarinets

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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
May 24, 2006

(Read a Review of Cliff Korman’s CD: Mood Ingênuo)


1) Brasilified, Composed by Cliff Korman
2) Cheio de Malicia, Composed by Radamés Gnattali
3) It Don't Mean A Thing, Composed by Duke Ellington
4) Parangolé, Composed by Pixinguinha

5) Medley: The Dream of Pixinguinha and Duke Ellington
Satin Doll, Composed by Ellington
Lamentos, Composed by Pixinguinha
In a Mellow Tone, Composed by Ellington
Ingênuo, Composed by Pixinguinha
Sophisticated Lady, Composed by Ellington
Rosa, Composed by Pixinguinha
Carinhoso, Composed by Pixinguinha

6) Dininha, Composed by Pixinguinha
7) Single Petal of a Rose, Composed by Duke Ellington
8) Canhoto, Composed by Radamés Gnattali
9) Migrations, Composed by Cliff Korman
10) Tico Tico no Fuba, Composed by Zequinha de Abreu; arr. Cliff Korman.

1) Loro, Composed by Egberto Gismonti
2) 1x0, Composed by Pixinguinha

(See More Reviews of “All that Jazz”, Salon Jazz at Bösendorfer New York).

Tonight Gerhard Feldmann and Lisa L. Feldmann, President and EVP at Bösendorfer New York, hosted the Fourth in a four-event jazz series, titled “All that Jazz” in the Spring 2006 Debut of Salon Jazz. Tonight’s fourth and final All that Jazz event, of this debut series, was dedicated to the memory of the world-renowned jazz pianist, John Hicks, who, with his wife, Elise Wood, opened this series on March 1, 2006. Click here to read about John Hicks and Elise Wood’s debut All that Jazz concert.

Cliff Korman/Anat Cohen Duo, based in New York, is comprised of two virtuoso musicians, each with their own bands and following. Performing together here tonight, to present the tracks of Cliff’s CD, Mood Ingênuo, usually performed on saxophone by Paulo Moura, of Brazil, plus a few additional works, was a rare treat for the Bösendorfer New York’s Salon Jazz guests.

According to Cliff Korman, “Born within a year of each other, the careers of Duke Ellington and the Brazilian composer Pixinguinha evolved in remarkably similar fashion.
Today, both are revered in their respective countries for the unparalleled contributions they made to the local musical landscape. In this innovative and enlightening performance, an accomplished jazz duo takes the audience on journey through the music of these great masters, peppering their playing with illuminating commentary.” Pianist, Cliff Korman, divides his year between Brazil and New York, and he has become a renowned North American interpreter and composer in the Brazilian music genre, having composed his own “choro”.

Anat Cohen, saxophonist and clarinetist, was born in Tel Aviv and performs around the globe on her own and with her band. Cohen belongs to a choro ensemble, as well, and she is steeped in the Brazilian music tradition. She performs with American, Latin, Israeli, Argentinean, and Brazilian ensembles. Tonight’s concert was noteworthy for the brilliantly resplendent Bösendorfer’s ability to adapt to these danceable sambas and swingable standards. Korman’s concept, Duke Ellington meets Pixinguinha, is a sophisticated and exciting one, as we hear combinations of each composer’s genre fused or pure, and all in a contemporary jazz motif. A post-concert reception followed the two encores, with Austrian wines and European cheeses. An audience-initiated jam session, on the classiest pianos in town, generated music beyond belief.

Check “Upcoming Events” on for news of the 2006-2007 Bösendorfer New York Salon Jazz schedule.

Anat Cohen and Cliff Korman at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Hill Greene and Cliff Korman at the Post-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Prof. Jo Reiter and Anat Cohen
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Elise Wood, Hill Greene, and Kathryn Farmer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Prof. Jo Reiter and Larry Borden
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Post-Concert Reception
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Kathryn Farmer at the Bösendorfer Emperor
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Gerhard at the Bar with a Bösendorfer Jazz Salon Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Cliff Korman at the Bösendorfer Emperor
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

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