'Mr. Cohen' is a new formation by Amsterdam's based saxophonist Itai Weissman featuring Koen Schalkwijk on Organ and Guy Tristan Salamon on Drums. For years Itai has been developing his musical ideas though collaborations with the finest Dutch jazz musicians, playing different musical styles as a soloist or side man, generating an Arsenal of Albums such as "What if" (EvenSanne) , "Huntu" (KOFFIE) and "Popular Emotions" (UsedToBeNew) . This project is an homage to the great sound of the Jazz organ , somewhat of an unconventional instrument that brought an different view harmonically and melodically to the rhythm section and still manages to create a lively and exciting sound . Played by Koen ( or his nickname 'Cohen' ) a new sound is being created to challenge the jazz trio formation , making the music fresher.
Mr.Cohen are planning to record their first EP with in the coming months.