The unrestrained enthusiasm that Cohen beautifully exhibits in other places is replaced here by a deliberate and controlled balance of highs and lows, ups and downs ... and light and dark. Claroscuro is a colorful date that confirms what's already been said about Anat Cohen on numerous occasions: she's one of a kind.

– The Jazz Times


1. Anat's Dance
2. La Vie en Rose
3. All Brothers
4. As Rosas Nao Falam
5. Nightmare
6. Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
7. And the World Weeps
8. Olha Maria
9. Kick Off
10. Um x Zero
11. The Wedding

Exclusive Track: Anat's Dance:


Watch the Claroscuro EPK featuring Anat and her band.

As Rosas Nao Falam: filmed live at the Sixth and I Synagogue, Washington D.C. on 07 June, 2012.


2012 Anzic Records

Anat Cohen – celebrated the world over for her expressive virtuosity on clarinet and saxophone, not to mention the sheer joie de vivre in her charismatic stage presence – presents the latest record of her evolution with Claroscuro, her sixth album as a bandleader. Claroscuro takes its title from the Spanish word describing the play of light and shade (chiaroscuro in Italian).

The album ranges from deliciously buoyant dances to darkly lyrical ballads, with live-in-the-studio spontaneity a priority; moreover, Claroscuro showcases Cohen’s fluency in a global set of styles, from the creolized chanson of New Orleans and the evergreen swing of an Artie Shaw tune to African grooves and Brazilian choro, samba and more. Cohen was joined in the studio by her ace working band – pianist Jason Lindner, double-­‐bassist Joe Martin and drummer Daniel Freedman – as well as special guests: trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, percussionist Gilmar Gomes and star clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera.


• Anat Cohen: Clarinet
• Jason Lindner: piano
• Joe Martin: bass
• Daniel Freedman: drums
• Special Guest: Gilmar Gomez: percussion
• Special guest: Paquito D'Rivera: clarinet
• Special Guest: Wycliffe Gordon: trombone