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Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & OthersDirectly From The Half Note ... CD
Philology (Italy), 1965/1966. Used ... $13.99
Freewheeling live work from the legendary Half Note club in New York – two different dates recorded in the 60s, both with really great sound! First up is a 1966 performance that has Phil Woods on alto, Al Cohn on tenor, Dave Frishberg on piano, and Jimmy Rushing doing a bit of guest vocals on a few tracks. The best moments are the instrumental ones – as Woods gets in some especially great licks on alto, and Cohn's tenor nicely follows suit – on long versions of "Yardbird Suite" and "It's A Wonderful World". Vocal numbers include "Deed I Do", and "I Want A Little Girl". Next is a 1965 session with triple tenors from Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca – starting out with long instrumental numbers that have plenty of room for individual solos – on "Broadway" and "Tickle Toe". Jimmy Rushing comes back on vocals for some shorter numbers – including "Every Day I Have The Blues" and "Sent For You Yesterday". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Four Brothers (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, etc)Together Again ... LP
Vik, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
How many different iterations of the "Four Brothers" were there? We don't know, but as near as we can tell, this grouping might most resemble the "original", with four West coast heavies joining forces for a swinging side. Originally making up the sax section of Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Herbie Steward and Serge Chaloff are the brothers, and they're joined by fellow Herman alum Buddy Jones, plus Elliot Lawrence and Don Lamond in the rhythm section on this side for Vik. As you'd expect, the numbers are all West coast gems, by the likes of Cohn, Sims, Jimmy Giuffre, Gerry Mulligan and Manny Albam amongst others, and featuring the brothers blowing in a remarkably spry manner for such a heavyweight lineup. 10 tracks in all: "Four And One More", "So Blue", "The Swinging Door", 'Four In Hand", "A Quick One", 'Four Brothers", "Ten Years Later", "The Pretty One", "Aged In Wood" and "Here We Go Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a mostly split top seam, a bit of splitting on the spine, and some stains on the back.)

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New Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Art Farmer, & OthersJazz Goes Broadway ... CD
Vik, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazz-meets-Broadway session, in the typical RCA vein from this period. Elliot Lawrence, Al Cohn, and Manny Albam did the arrangements, and the group's got the usual suspects – Cohn, Sims, Gene Quill, etc – playing in tight ensemble format. Titles include "Just In Time", "Jubilation T. Cornepone", "Mack The Knife", "Joey Joey", and "Standing On The Corner". CD

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New Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Phil WoodsJazz Alive – A Night At The Half Note ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note (UK), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Alive, and plenty lively – one of our favorite albums ever to feature the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and one that has them really stretching out a lot more than usual! The album's got a format that's quite different than the tightly-reigned sound of Sims and Cohn on other dates – as all the four tracks here run for longer than nine minutes – really allowing lots of room for solo space – and some great interplay between the reedmen too! Phil Woods joins the twin tenors on alto for two tracks – and the rest of the group features Mose Allison on piano, Nabil Totah on bass, and Paul Motian on drums. Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "It Had To Be You", and "Wee Dot". CD
 
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New Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the sharp, thoughtful mode that marked both Cohn and Sims' sessions – but also a bit more earthy, too – possibly because they've got Mose Allison in the combo on piano. The album includes the incredible spare sax-only track "Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones", which is an extremely haunting track that sounds unlike anything the pair had ever done together – and other titles have the full quintet playing, tunes that include "The Opener", "The Note" and "You N Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me (Trip) ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the sharp, thoughtful mode that marked both Cohn and Sims' sessions – but also a bit more earthy, too – possibly because they've got Mose Allison in the combo on piano. The album includes the incredible spare sax-only track "Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones", which is an extremely haunting track that sounds unlike anything the pair had ever done together – and other titles have the full quintet playing, tunes that include "The Opener", "The Note" and "You N Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip reissue. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 1 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
A great large group project from arranger Manny Albam – one that teams him up with "jazz greats" of the east coast scene, in a really hard-swinging set of tracks that showcase some wonderful solo work! Manny's working here with a set of players who are well-chosen for their ability to work strongly in an ensemble, yet also break out with strong solo work when the moment comes – and the lineup includes Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and Art Farmer – with rhythm by the trio of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. The tracks are long, with more room for soloing than usual on this sort of album – and nearly all of them are originals by Manny. Titles include "Minor Matters", "Blues From Neither Coast", and "Latined Fracture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)

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Stan GetzBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Very Good- ... $3.99
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining 4 tracks feature Stan and Al Cohn, working in a 1952 session with Geroge Wallington and Kai Winding – on some nice light boppish tracks that have that sweet smooth Getz tone firmly in place. The album's got a great Don Martin cover, and titles include "Battleground", "Five Brothers", "Four & One Moore", "Red Door", and "Zoot Case". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, discoloration due to age, some stains, a split spine, some splitting and tape on the other seams, and some pen on the front.)

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Woody HermanCapitol Jazz Classics Vol 9 – Early Autumn ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A great version of Ralph Burns' "Early Autumn" – and vintage 40s material from the Herman band, with Red Rodney, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, and Rolf Ericson on trumpets; Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Stan Getz on saxes! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a small name in marker on back.)

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Zoot SimsNew Beat Bossa Nova Vol 1 ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A great chapter in 60s bossa jazz – Zoot Sims "answer" to Stan Getz's bossa work on Verve – recorded in a similar jazz-meets-bossa style, with some great guitar work by Jim Hall! Zoot's solos are a bit tighter and not as laidback as Stan's – giving a more jazz-based sound to the work that makes for a nice change – and most of the tunes feature larger backings from Manny Albam and Al Cohn – never too over-arranged, but with enough of a full swinging sound to set things right. Hall's guitar works surprisingly well in the setting – and titles include "Barquinho De Papel", "Ciume", "Recado Bossa Nova (parts 1 & 2)", and "Cano Canoe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing, with deep groove.)

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New Al CohnSax Section ... CD
Columbia (France), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Al Cohn leads a host of great sax players like Gene Quill, Sol Schlinger, Phil Bodner, and Zoot Sims through a set of tight arrangements that have nice little openings for searing solos by the stars. There's a lot of tracks (including "Shazam", "Shutout", "Villa Rowboats", and "Solsville"), and the group plays fast and hard to get them all in. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Coleman HawkinsHawk In Hi-Fi ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful late album from Coleman Hawkins – recorded in 1956 with the orchestra of Billy Byers, including soloists Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Hank Jones. Coleman's the main blower, though – and the arrangements have a solid base that lets him open up in that exploratory tone he was crafting during the time. And although tracks are short, there's a heck of a lot of soul packed into them – recorded with impeccable quality, much more so than earlier sides. Titles include "I Never Knew", "Bean & The Boys", "The Essence of You", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Dinner For One Please, James", and "I'm Shooting High". Plus, the CD features 8 bonus tracks – all unreleased extra takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Saxes IncSaxes Inc ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A concept album, but one with a really great approach – a heady group of top-shelf saxophonists from the end of the 50s – all coming together in surprisingly tight formation, yet also getting a bit of solo space as well! The project is headed by arranger Bob Prince – who's got a great ear for letting the ensemble step out at the start, then lay back just slightly to let some of the genius talents on the set get a few licks in – a mighty lineup that includes Coleman Hawkins, Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld. Things are a lot less gimmicky than you'd expect – and the album's a great meeting of older large group modes and some of the best modern inflections of the time. Titles include "Four Brothers", "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". CD
 
 
 



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