Cohen's wife, retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Isabel Cohen, says her husband has "always had a dual vocation," and that both music and law have "always driven him."
theorizes that "the musical thing informs my law.
For example, he
says if you take the syllogism A plus B equals C, but B is an unknown, "It's hard to find the B sometimes," but he
can, in both music and the law.
In law, he
says, "I get an 'Ah-ha!
That's how it goes' and then the case sounds like a song."
has "hunches and intuition" - his
wife adds, "beyond the norm" - in part because music helped him develop that.
is not sure if it is because of music, or if he
can play music because of it, but his
wife is adamant, "his
musical gift gives him an extra edge for knowing [things]."
With a smile, Isabel Cohen
says: "It's strictly a love me, love my drums relationship...or more of a love me, love my drums in the living room relationship."
husband disclosed that he
used to sleep with his
snare drum beside his
bed, with his
hand hanging over the side to touch it while he
slept, Isabel Cohen
"It'd be a mistake to ask him to pick between his
snare drum and his
is currently playing regularly with a jazz quartet and will be performing Aug. 8 at the Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill.
is also in preproduction on his
first vocal album, which he
says will hopefully be released in the next year.