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Anat Cohen explores sounds of Brazil

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Virtuoso clarinetist Anat Cohen, an Israeli native, has risen to the top ranks of the jazz world. She also has gained critical acclaim for her forays into Brazilian music. Ahead of headlining the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul’s Mears Park, on June 23, with her group Choro Aventuroso, Cohen has released two albums: Rosa Dos Ventos, with Trio Brasileiro, features the lilting and pulsing sounds of choro (SHO-roh), sort of the New Orleans jazz of Brazil; and Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos, with guitarist Marcello Gonçalves, who arranged a dozen songs by Santos (1926-2006), an influential composer of the bossa-nova generation. Both enchanting albums are on Cohen’s Anzic Records label. — Mordecai Specktor

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