Cohen, Emmet

Mack Ave., 2021CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Ragtime
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Emmet Cohen is bubbling with exuberance on Future Stride, combining his own compositions with several classics. He gets strong support from his core trio with bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole. Guest artists Melissa Aldana (t-sax) and Marquis Hill (t) add savory depth and extended presence, notably on “Reflections at Dusk”, “Toast to Lo”, and the fleeting “You Already Know”. Among the best of the rest are the warm “Little Angel” and the title track as Cohen puts stride back in the mainstream.


Publicist: D. L. Media