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Cohen, Rich / Vale Of Cashmere
Album:Vale Of Cashmere Collection:General
Artist:Cohen, Rich Added:12/2010
Label:Mindzye Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-30 Pull Date:2011-08-01 
Week Ending:17 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun5 Jun

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 11, 2013:The Doldrummer
4.Jun 25, 2011:Music Casserole
2.Jul 10, 2011:lost and found
5.Jun 12, 2011:lost and found
Forgive Me
3.Jun 30, 2011:Sun Salutations
The Clearing
6.Jun 01, 2011:Brownian Motion
Forgive Me

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-05-21 
Rich Cohen, who has a few blues oriented albums, tries out a variety of acoustic guitar styles, mixing folk, jazz, new age, and world influences. Most tracks are guitar only. The exceptions are: #2 & #13 have singing by Cohen; #6 has a saxophone; #11 percussion; # 13 piano by Cohen. All pieces are composed by Cohen except # 6 and #12.

No FCC issues. Be Sharp’s Picks: 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 (all for different reasons)

1. ** Strong Indian influence. Suggests a raga on sitar. Several guitars overdubbed. (7:21)
2. * Fast showy guitar. Breathy Brazilian-ish vox. Recommended for a world-music program. (3:12)
3. Done on a classical guitar perhaps. Showy & virtuosic, but not particularly moving. (3:18)
4. Genre defying. Slowish, calming, gentle, pretty. Evokes a foggy morning. (4:34)
5. * Jazzy hollow-body lead runs set atop a galloping rhythm. RIYL jazz & folk rock. (4:22)
6. Famous Jazz standard done by a friend on sax. Cohen plays the chords. (5:34)
7. Much like #4. Lyrical & pretty guitar exploration. A wee bit Spanish. (5:03)
8. ** Now this is interesting! Lots of different tones & textures overlaid. There’s a vague accordion sound perhaps made by sympathetic drone strings. A keeper for sure. (4:03)
9. Another tone-poem thing (like 4&7); this one using harmonic overtone technique. (2:33)
10. * Slow and romantic. Definitely Spanish. Quite lovely. (3:21)
11. ** Brazilian again. A song w accompaniment whereas #2 is a guitar show w voice. (3:20)
12. * A very nice interpretation on guitar of “Elm” by jazz pianist Richie Beirach (4:48)
13. Here’s Cohen on piano with a form-less, new-Age improvisation. It’s just ok. (2:48)

Track Listing
1.The Clearing 7.What Is Where
2.Ran The Red 8.Agusha
3.Lyrica 9.Comes And Goes
4.Vale Of Cashmere 10.Forgive Me
5.Then Came Mornig 11.Little Miss Audrey
6.Body And Soul 12.Elm
 13.Page Turn