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Zoot Sims & Al CohnHoagy Carmichael Sessions & More ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1961. Used ... $11.99
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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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 Al Cohn & Zoot SimsEasy As Pie – Live At The Left Bank ... CD
Label M, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare live material – from the legendary Left Bank series of the late 60s! Dave Frishberg plays piano, too. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 1 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
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 ... $6.99
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.)

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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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Woody HermanNew Thundering Herd – 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Loads of great guest stars – including Stan Getz, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Al Cohn, Ralph Burns, Flip Phillips, Zoot Sims, and Simmy Giuffre! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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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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