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     Al Cohn

Real name: Alvin Gilbert Cohn
Born: Nov 24, 1925 in New York, NY
Died: Feb 15, 1988 in Stroudsburg, PA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Cool, Bop
Instruments: Sax (Tenor), Arranger

An excellent tenor saxophonist and a superior arranger/composer, Al Cohn was greatly admired by his fellow musicians. Early gigs included associations with Joe Marsala (1943), Georgie Auld, Boyd Raeburn (1946), Alvino Rey, and Buddy Rich (1947). But it was when he replaced Herbie Steward as one of the "Four Brothers" with Woody Herman's Second Herd (1948-1949) that Cohn began to make a strong impression. He was actually overshadowed by Stan Getz and Zoot Sims during this period but, unlike the other two tenors, he also contributed arrangements, including "The Goof and I." He was with Artie Shaw's short-lived bop orchestra (1949), and then spent the 1950s quite busy as a recording artist (making his first dates as a leader in 1950), arranger for both jazz and non-jazz settings, and a performer. Starting in 1956, and continuing on an irregular basis for decades, Cohn co-led a quintet with Zoot Sims. The two tenors were so complementary that it was often difficult to tell them apart. Al Cohn continued in this fashion in the 1960s (although playing less), in the 1970s he recorded many gems for Xanadu, and during his last few years, when his tone became darker and more distinctive, Cohn largely gave up writing to concentrate on playing. He made many excellent bop-based records throughout his career for such labels as Prestige, Victor, Xanadu, and Concord; his son Joe Cohn is a talented cool-toned guitarist.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=5791 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
music.barnesandnoble.com/search/artistbio.asp?userid=3E8D32UUKK&ctr=101965 Biography on Branes & Noble
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Cohn About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Cohn About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Al Cohn - 'Al And Zoot. You 'N' Me' - 1957, Mercury, MCA
 Al Cohn - 'Broadway' - 1954, OJC
 Al Cohn - 'Tour De Force' - 1981, Concord Jazz
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Laila Dalseth - 'Travelling Light' - 1986, Gemini
 Zoot Sims - 'Zoot Case' - 1991, Sonet Records
  как соисполнитель ...
 Buck Clayton - 'How Hi The Fi. Jumpin At The Woodside' - 2008, Collectables
 Art Farmer - 'Brass Shout. The Aztec Suite' - 2006, Gambit
 Stan Getz - 'Complete Studio Sessions: Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney' - 2003, Definitive
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Odyssey 1945-1952' - 2002, Savoy Jazz
 Billie Holiday - 'Last Recording' - 1959, Verve
 Lena Horne - 'Stormy Weather' - 2008, Bluebird RCA
 Hank Jones - 'Une Anthologie 1947-1956' - 2008, Nocturne, BDjazz
 Carmen McRae - 'Carmen McRae's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Oscar Pettiford - 'Oscar Rides Again Vol 1. Blues In The Closet 1943-53' - 2008, Proper, Affinity
 Oscar Pettiford - 'Oscar Rides Again Vol 2. Tricotism 1953-54' - 2008, Proper, Affinity
 Oscar Pettiford - 'The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet' - 1959, OJC, Debut Records
 Artie Shaw - 'Highlights From Self Portrait (Bluebird Anthology)' - 2001, Bluebird RCA
 Artie Shaw - 'So Easy' - 1949, Universal Music, Italy
 Zoot Sims - 'Stretching Out. Kansas City Revisited' - 2008, Phoenix Jazz
 Jimmy Smith - 'Hobo Flats. Keep On Comin'' - 2008, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour' - 2002, Verve
 Dinah Washington - 'Dinah Washington: The Diva Series' - 2003, Verve
 Dinah Washington - 'I Wanna Be Loved' - 1962, Mercury, Verve
 Dinah Washington - 'Jazz 'Round Midnight: Dinah Washington' - 1993, Verve
 Bill Watrous - 'Bone Straight Ahead' - 1973, Progressive Records

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