Ryan Cohan

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Ryan Cohan , a pianist/composer from Chicago in the United States who continues to create unique jazz that incorporates rhythms and scales from all over the world , is the first new album in 7 years "Originations" . It is a fascinating piece of music that is elaborately performed by a 11-person formation consisting of a piano, bass, drums, Middle Eastern percussion instrument, wind instrument, and even string quartet.

Ryan Cohan has been producing works that focus on ethnic themes, such as "African Flowers" (2010), but this time the focus is on his father's roots, Middle Eastern music. Jazz is developed.

Opening with a beautiful cello sound (1) From "The Hours Before Dawn", it is not a pure Middle Eastern music with a full-fledged oriental scent for an American piano, but also a kind with many classical components Surrounded by the atmosphere. The dramatic performance with Riku (Arab Tambourine), drums, saxophone, and flute added from the middle of the song lasts for nearly 9 minutes, but you won't get tired of listening to it because of the multiplayer composition and the multilayered music development.

It's a thrilling development (2) "Imaginary Lines" and probably the highlight of this work (4) "Sabra", and a 12-minute and a half masterpiece (6) "Essence", Middle Eastern music and classical music, This album is very intriguing because it is a unique and unique piece of music that progresses with a consistent theme such as the Jazz Trinity.

Ryan Cohan was born in 1971. Raised in a family environment of a father from Jordan, a musician and classical pianist in the Middle East, he was educated in violin and piano since his childhood. His debut album was recording "Real World" (1996) with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and after that he worked as a studio musician, film music producer, clinic for students, etc. We have also released a leader work, and this work "Originations" is the sixth work in total.








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