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Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Red Wine Braised Chicken with Olives, Tomatoes & Capers
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Ever charismatic, prolific, and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. The New York Times writes, “Ms. Cohen on the clarinet was a revelation. Using the clarinet’s upper register, she could evoke infectious joy. In the lower register, her playing could conjure a deep, soulful melancholy. On up-tempo numbers, her improvisations weren’t just bebop fast; they had a clarity and deep intelligence that is really quite rare. She made it look effortless, even as she was playing the most technically difficult of all the reed instruments… she took my breath away.” On their second album together, Reconvexo, Brazilian 7-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves and Cohen, turn their attention to the deep well of music from the Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) songbook. As Marcello puts it: “I’ve been dreaming of Anat singing those words through her clarinet, imagining how her unique way of interpreting melodies would powerfully convey the message of the lyrics to anyone familiar with them, even when played instrumentally.”
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(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)