From the Chicago Reader:
The second Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival kicked off on Tuesday, but some of the best shows take place in the coming week. In this week’s paper I wrote a preview of Sunday’s concert by the trio led by trumpeter Avishai Cohen—arguably the most exciting Israeli jazz musician in the world—but another terrific New York-based expat will take the stage on Tuesday at the Chicago Cultural Center. Avishai’s better-known sister Anat will lead her terrific quartet next weekend at the Green Mill. Since relocating to New York from Tel Aviv over a decade ago, trombonist Reut Regev has been a steady presence in a number of stylistically disparate bands—various Anthony Braxton ensembles, experimental Latin-jazz band Positive Catastrophe, and other projects led by folks including Michael Attias, fellow Israeli Assif Tsahar, and Adam Lane.