This creative bassist/composer/singer and band leader is consideredone of the most promising artists on the international jazz scene.Avishai Cohen is clearly multi-talented. This 39-year-old fromIsrael was discovered in 1996 on the club circuit, by none otherthan Chick Corea. The American legend not only signed him up on hisrecord label, but also, together with Cohen, started the sextetOrigin. Cohen later played in the Chick Corea New Trio as well,which he left six years ago. Since then, Cohen has made studiorecordings with Alicia Keys, performed with The London PhilharmonicOrchestra and, in his own country, he was recently appointedartistic director of the Eilat Red Sea Festival. Bass PlayerMagazine named Cohen as one of the 100 most influential bassists ofthe twentieth century. Cohen has been part of the Blue Note familysince last year and recently released his debut album Aurora onthis legendary label.