"Folk elements and Middle Eastern/Israeli musical characters variously interact with Cohen’s jazz foundation. Cohen’s first lap, solo discography-wise, makes a strong artistic statement, but one that also entails critical restraint and an organic melodic impulse at the center of his musical being. He’s one to watch and listen for." - DownBeat Magazine (USA)
"A mature record with no ego. It is striking that the American Israeli does not opt for muscle language. He enriches his pastoral melodies with quicksilver notes, scents and colors." - Jazzism (Nederland)
"The creative mix of his Israeli and American musical roots produces refreshingly different grooves and a particularly effortless style of playing, even at faster tempos." - Jazz Journal (UK)
"Tomer Cohen, a Young Exciting Israeli Jazz Guitarist" - Jazz Guitar Today (USA)
“Very mature record that doesn’t sound like a performance for guitar fans but a collective effort that focuses on musicality rather than virtuosity.” - Couleurs Jazz (France)
"It’s a music of the mind that never sacrifices the passion and soulfulness." - NYS Music (USA)
"He has built his "own vocabulary" from his influences not only from jazz, such as Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, but also from rock bands: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Megadeth." - Reforma Newspaper (Mexico)
"Not the Same River" full album is OUT!
Feb 17th, 2023
Available on all of the platforms.
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." (Heraclitus)
"Not the Same River" SINGLE OUT
Nov 11th, 2022
"Not the Same River" single is out next on all platforms!
New album is on the way!
December 23rd, 2021
The last few days were very special for me. I got to record my first album at Bunker Studio with Obed Calvaire & Matt Penman.
So grateful we could do it during these strange times, I can't wait for all of you to hear it.
Photo: Duygh Altuntas Clarke