FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Deadpool learned well that when the world is shaken with fear, there's only one thing to do--CASH IN BIGTIME. Frightened people will pay through the nose for some security. But why should he risk his neck fighting The Worthy when he can create his own, easily-beatable hammer-wielder? Enter: THE WALRUS! A foe Deadpool can defeat with both hands tied behind his back... or can he?
Bassist Avishai Cohen, best known at this point for his work with Chick Corea, on his own projects mixes together adventurous jazz with influences from world music, original folk melodies, and his own creativity. He composed 12 selections on his second CD, including tributes to Horace Silver and Chick Corea (which do not really sound that close to either of those pianist/composer's styles). The music is consistently unpredictable, with Cohen being joined by pianist Jason Lindner, drummer Jeff Ballard, Jimmy Greene on reeds, trombonist Steve Davis, guitarist Amos Hoffman, a string quartet, and up to five singers (who are mostly used in the background). An intriguing set by an up-and-coming composer who is also a very fluent bassist.