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“ A drummer of creative agitation.”

- Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“... a leader and drummer of the highest quality... his approach is fresh, while simultaneously upholding tradition”


- Dave Miele, Jazz Improv

“ ...beautifully furious...Cohen plays with abandon, pushing Blakey or mentor Tony Williams.”

- Cadence Magazine

“ thrashing in the drums, Cohen has the loose interactive approach of his teacher Tony Williams.”

- Owen Cordle, JazzTimes

“... Cohen proves an effective director laying down a steady haze of cymbals and propulsive drive.”


- Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“ ...Energetic drum-driven modern jazz.”

- International Association of Jazz Record Collectors

“... Highly interactive and full of that sound of surprise that is at the heart of good jazz.”


- Bill Milkowski, Author of Rockers, Jazzbos & Visionaries

“ ...A trio record that allows for free interaction. Cohen keeps up interesting rhythmic interplay.”

- Sid Gribetz, JazzTimes

“... Cohen's "Diggin' In, Digging Out” is a very engaging listen that could end up being one of the major sleepers of the year."


- Chris Hovan,

“ ...The subtle goading shows that he provides throughout, show the imagination he brings to the role of the drummer in a trio."

- Barry McRea, Jazz Journal International

“... You obviously have great abilities and a high conceptual awareness on the drums. Some of the more adventurous stuff I have heard in awhile... your playing sounds excellent."


- Peter Erskine

“ ...I really enjoyed this outstanding CD, "Diggin' In, Digging Out" by Tom Cohen and friends.... great music.

- Michael Brecker

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