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Zoot Sims & Al CohnHoagy Carmichael Sessions & More ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1961. Used ... $9.99
Two rare sets by the legendary pairing of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn – both of them a perfect example of the magic of that group! The first 8 tracks on the session feature Sims and Cohn blowing beautifully over a set of Hoagy Carmichael compositions – taken in a laidback, mellow-blowing way that's extremely nice – and which seems a bit of a contrast to some of the other sets of work by the pair from the time. The tunes are arranged by Bill Elton, and feature trumpet by Nick Travis and trombone by Jimmy Cleveland – and Zoot plays a bit of clarinet, as well as tenor, and Cohn seems to handle the clarinet too, plus a bit of baritone. Carmichael titles include "The Nearness Of You", "Skylark", "Two Sleepy People", "Up A Lazy River", and "I Get Along Without You Very Well". The remaining 8 tracks on the CD are from an equally obscure session from 1961 – one that features Sims and Cohn back on tenors, plus Mose Allison on piano, Gus Johnson on drums, and Bill Crow on bass – plus guest vocals by Cecil "Kidd Haffey" Collier on 3 tracks! The instrumental numbers on the set are a great extension of the Cohn/Sims sound of the 50s – spaciously recorded, with the horns hanging together perfectly in midair – and the vocal tunes have a blusier sound that's a real surprise. Titles include "Nagasaki", "Sweet Lorraine", "Autumn Leaves", "The Thing", and "Morning Fun". And honestly, we'd never heard either of these sessions before, and can't find them in our records – or else we'd tell you the original label for release. But at some level, that must make them all the rarer! CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & Bob BrookmeyerStretching Out ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1958. Used ... $9.99
A very well-titled album – as it definitely features Zoot Sims and Al Cohn stretching out – pushing their groove a bit more than on some of their tightly-composed mid 50s sessions for RCA! The lineup is still slightly large – an octet that features Zoot and Al on tenor, plus the latter on some baritone sax too – plus Harry Edison on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Freddie Green on guitar, and Hank Jones on piano – working with a relaxed, easygoing vibe that swings in a gentle style that really opens up the solos. Titles include "Stretching Out", "Now Will You Be Good", "King Porter", and "Bee Kay". All this, and the album has a cover of a very sexy model – stretching out! CD
(Includes obi.)

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Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, & OthersDirectly From The Half Note ... CD
Philology (Italy), 1965/1966. Used ... $9.99
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 Al Cohn & Zoot SimsFrom A to Z ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the greatest albums that Al Cohn & Zoot Sims ever recorded – and as strong a display of their amazing twin tenor talents as you'll ever find! The album boasts 2 different groups – one with Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums; the other with Dick Sherman on trumpet, Dave McKenna on piano, and the rhythm team of Hinton and Johnson – but the overall sound is quite unified, thanks to some fluid blowing from Al and Zoot that never lets up! Titles include "My Blues", "More Bread", "Sherm's Terms", "From A To Z", "Crimea River", and "Mediolistic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has heavy wear on the top seam.)

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New Al Cohn & Zoot SimsBody & Soul ... CD
Muse, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Ralph BurnsWhere There's Burns There's Fire – Ralph Burns In Percussion ... LP
Warwick, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
One of the last great albums from arranger Ralph Burns – known best for his groundbreaking earlier work for Verve, but sounding equally great here in an obscure 1960 percussion jazz session! The mood here's a bit in the swinging bachelor pad mode – but never too much so to step far from jazz, thanks to a strong batch of soloists in the group – including Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Bob Brookmeyer, and Urbie Green. The titles are mostly standards – but done with lots of playful percussive touches that open them up nicely – almost into an RCA Living Stereo mode, but without as much kitsch. Titles include "Bijou", "Blue Holiday", "Portrait Of Mia", "All Of You", "Mood Child", and "Old Devil Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape!)

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Stan GetzStan Getz (Prestige – early singles/Stan Getz With Cal Tjader) ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950/1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 2LP set that compiles early recordings made by Getz for Prestige – about half of them titles that were issued on early singles, combined with material from the album Stan Getz With Cal Tjader. The early singles feature a few tunes with the "brothers" style sound – Brew Moore, Allen Eager, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn on tenor with Stan – plus some other quartet sides. The Cal Tjader album is killer record from the late 50s – and one that hints at all the sides Stan would take in later years: his bossa sides, his vibes quartet with Gary Burton, and the playful lyricism of his recordings with Chick Corea. The set was recorded in San Francisco, when Stan had that great bassist Scott LaFaro in his group, and when he was brought into the studio by Fantasy to meet with local talents like Cal Tjader, Eddie Duran, and Vince Guaraldi. Billy Higgins is also added on drums, giving the set a lively songlike sound that's just great. The group works incredibly well together, and it's a shame they only really gelled for this rare non-Verve session. Titles include "Big Bear", "Crow's Nest", "Lady In Red", "Prezervation", "Five Brothers", "Crazy Chords", "Long Island Sound", "My Buddy", and "Ginza Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Very Good ... $7.99
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold World Pacific label with a deep groove. Cover has a split spine & seams.)

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Zoot SimsNew Beat Bossa Nova Vol 1 ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
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 Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band (2LP pressing – The Birth Of A Band/The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones) ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great 80s EmArcy two-fer from Q's Mercury years! The Birth Of A Band is a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through – and the album features solos by Zoot Sims, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Harry Edison. Tracks are very often in a soul jazz mode – arranged by Quincy and Melba Liston – and featuring versions of some of the best jazz compositions of the time. Titles include "Moanin", "I Remember Clifford", "Along Came Betty", and "Whisper Not". Quincy's world is great and wide indeed – and even at this early point in his career, he was displaying a wonderful talent for bringing in bits from all sources! The album's essentially a straight jazz set, but it's got some great exotic touches that are in keeping with the "world" theme and the globe-trotting titles on the set. The group's excellent too – with players that include Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson, Les Spann, Lee Morgan, and Phil Woods – all working through hip arrangements by Al Cohn, Bill Potts, and Ernie Wilkins. Titles include "Ghana", "Air Mail Special", "Chant Of The Weed", "Eesom", and "I Never Has Seen Snow". Plus, this set adds "Midnight Sun Will Never Set" from the Birth Of sessions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and, a piece of clear tape on the spine, and WGN pen on back.)

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New Miles DavisMiles Davis & Horns ... LP
Prestige, 1951/1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't let the "horns" in the title put you off – because the record's not a hokey "with horns" record by Miles, but a batch of all-star sessions that has him playing with some really tremendous contemporaries! The set compiles early Miles Davis sides from two different Prestige sessions of the early 50s – material originally issued as 10 inch LPs, but brought together here in a very cool full length package with a cover image by Mad Magazine's Don Martin! Side one features Miles with a sextet that includes Sonny Rollins, Bennie Green, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Roy Haynes – on the tracks "Morpheus", "Down", "Blue Room", and "Whispering" – all taken in a boppish mode, but with slight modern touches. Side two features the compositions of Al Cohn – "Tasty Pudding", "Floppy", "Willie The Wailer", and "For Adults Only" – played by a septet that features Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Leonard Gaskin, and Sonny Truitt – a very nice match to the sound of side one, and a surprisingly unified record overall! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing with RVG etch. Cover has some wear and a half split bottom seam.)

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New Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". CD also features 4 bonus tracks, too! CD
Also available Gerry Mulligan Songbook Vol 1 ... LP 7.99
 
 
 



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