Chris Cohen

Sometimes as a leader, sometimes as a sideman and collaborator; sometimes as an invisible musician but you’ve heard him: the chest-high bass drum thump, the tightly paired flight of guitars in odd harmony, the disorienting shift in time and texture that resolves itself into song. Chris Cohen has plied the inside and outside folds of pop musical possibility since at least 1978, when he first set infant drumstick to skin at the tender age of three, initiating decades of sonic experimentation across multiple bands and nearly a dozen recordings.

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Ruth Garbus’s Kleinmeister Opens Up New Worlds

By Chris Cohen | September 9, 2019

Ruth Garbus’s Kleinmeister Opens Up New Worlds

Chris Cohen on the LP he’s been “eagerly awaiting.”