In Our Own Words: Leonard Cohen
7pm, Friday Jan 11, Paris Cat Jazz Club
Presented by In Our Own Words
“I’m just knocked out when anybody does a cover of mine … I think there are songs that are better done than I have done them.”
- Leonard Cohen, February 18 1997
The music of Leonard Cohen is vast and universal. Not bound by genre, time or place his songs lend themselves to endless reinterpretation and re-imagination. With a poet’s hand he paints words that dig deep, question, soften and smother, and his music is as sophisticated as it is simple. His songs have been recorded by some of the world’s greatest musicians including Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Rufus Wainwright, Madeleine Peyroux and Tori Amos.
The quartet bring their own stories and influences to their arrangements of Cohen’s music, making this a show not to be missed for both long time fans and newcomers to Cohen's repertoire.