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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl Cohn Quintet featuring Zoot Sims – 1957 (Jazz Heritage Series) ... LP
MCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Allen Eager/Brew MooreBrothers ... 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 More", "Red Door", and "Zootcase". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Zoot Sims & Al Cohn & Tony ScottEast Coast Sounds ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A swinging east coast set featuring the reeds of Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Tony Scott. Trigger Alpert is actually the leader on these sides, in spite of the way the album is billed, and he plays bass in a piano-less rhythm section alongside Ed Shaughnessy on drums. The front line also includes Joe Wilder and Urbie Green, making for an horn heavy ensemble that blows nicely over Dick Hyman, Tony Scott and Marty Paich arrangements of standards and a handful of originals that include "Looking At You", "I Don't Want To Be Alone Again", "Trigger Happy", "Tranquilizer", "Where's That Rainbow?", "Treat Me Rough", "Triger Fantasy" and "Love Me Tomorrow". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Phil WoodsJazz Alive – A Night At The Half Note ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note (UK), 1959. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Out of print.)
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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsFrom A to Z (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $9.99
A twin-tenor classic from the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – one of the duo's best-remembered albums from their 50s years at RCA – and a perfect blend of their talent for individual improvisation and unified ensemble energy! 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 main focus is on Al and Zoot throughout, both blowing these lines that are crisp and modern, yet filled with soul – especially on Sims' passages, which break free a bit more than some of the other RCA jazz sessions of the time. Titles include "My Blues", "More Bread", "Sherm's Terms", "From A To Z", "Crimea River", and "Mediolistic". CD features four bonus tracks too! CD

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
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Al Cohn & Shorty RogersEast Coast – West Coast Scene ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1954. Used ... $19.99
A classic session in the tried and true marketing style of "East Coast vs West Coast" jazz, with one side of tracks by a group led by Al Cohn, and featuring Gene Quill, Hal McKusick, and Joe Newman. The other side's got Shorty Rogers representin' on the West Coast, with Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The album's a nice batch of tracks, in the tightly arranged style that characterizes many of these mid-50's RCA jazz sessions. However, since Cohn's measured playing could never really be taken for New York Hot, and since his longtime partner Zoot Sims is part of Rogers' West Coast group, it's hard to say that these sides are really any sort of true battle between the coasts. Instead, though, the tracks are nice and long, with more room for solos than usual, and titles that include "Loki", "Cool Sunshine", and "Inside Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneOn A Misty Night (Tenor Conclave/Mating Call) ... LP
Prestige, 1956/1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
70s 2-in-1 set that brings together 2 classic early Coltrane sides – the legendary Tenor Conclave session on Prestige, with tenor work by Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn; and the moodier Mating Call set, a showcase for the piano genius of Tadd Dameron. Both records are classics – and they're packaged here with better notes than the originals! Titles include "Super Jet", "Romas", "Tenor Conclave", "Soultrane", and "Gnid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisEarly Miles – 1951 & 1953 ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $15.99
An album that compiles early Miles Davis sides from two different Prestige sessions of the early 50s. 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". The other session features a septet, with Lewis, Kenny Clarke, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Leonard Gaskin, and Sonny Truitt. Titles include "Tasty Pudding", "Floppy", "Willie The Wailer", and "For Adults Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – in a green-tinted cover.)

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Kenny Dorham & OthersHot Stuff From Brazil ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Rare live material from Kenny Dorham and the group of players who were known as the "Jazz Committee For Latin American Affairs"! The work on the set seems to coincide with the album of the same name that was issued on FM/United Artists records – and which featured a number of top-shelf US players working in South America on a State Department junket. The track list here seems to differ from the better-known issues of the material, but was also done in Brazil in 1961. Players include Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Herbie Mann, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Ben Tucker, Dave Bailey, and Ronnie Ball – all working in differing lineups on tracks that include "It's All Right With Me", "Autumn Leaves", "Night In Tunisia", "Red Door", "Wee Dot", and "Halley's Comet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny Dorham, Herbie Mann, Zoot Sims, & OthersJazz Committee For Latin American Affairs ... CD
FM/EMI (Japan), 1961. Used ... $4.99
Stone cooking hardbop – done with all the sharp edges of a New York session, even though the material was recorded live in Rio! The setting is an unusual one – a State Department tour of American jazz musicians – but a lineup that moves way past some of the overly-mainstream "ambassadors" out there – given that the players include Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn on tenors, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Herbie Mann on flute, and even Ahmed Abdul-Malik on oud! Tracks are nice and long – very much in a jam session mode on the best numbers, but mixed with some well-played mellower moments too – and titles include "Wee Dot", "Red Door", "Autumn Leaves", and the haunting original "Ismaaa", which has a great Eastern feel, thanks to the oud! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Vol 1 (10 inch LP – photo cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1950. Sealed ... $6.99
The first-ever set of work by Stan Getz for Prestige – a split album that features one side of Stan in a quartet, and another in a 5-sax lineup that replicates the famous "brothers" sound! That side features Getz working with Allen Eager, Brew Moore, Al Cohn, and Zoot Sims – on tracks titled appropriately "Five Brothers" and "Four & One Moore" – as well as "Battleground" and "Battle Of The Saxes". The other side features Getz in quartets with either Tony Aless or Al Haig on piano – on titles that include "Lady In Red", "My Old Flame", "Mar-cia", and "Long Island Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed limited reissue pressing!)

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Gerry Mulligan/Lee KonitzRevelation ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little 2LP set – and a near-definitive release of recordings made by Gerry Mulligan and Lee Konitz, along with players like Zoot Sims, Allan Eager, and Al Cohn during the early 50s in LA. Some of the sides are studio sets, others are recorded live, and all seem to have a freeness that's rare for both of the players at the time. The sets are a bit loose, but in a good way, one that has the normally controlled Mulligan and Konitz opening up more in a jam session mode, especially on the longer tracks. Titles include "Disc Jockey Jump", "Crazy Day", "Sextet I", "Revelation", "Four & One More", "Turnstile", and "All The Things You Are". Great notes, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other versions of Gershwin's score in a hope to fill the void. This is one of the best of that bunch – a very well-done set of tunes arranged and conducted by Bill Potts, recorded with a strong set of soloists that include Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Charlie Shavers, Bob Brookmeyer, and Harry Edison. Tracks are the usual batch of Porgy & Bess numbers – "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing", "Summertime" – all woven together wonderfully in a rich tapestry of sound, with some particularly evocative solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing, #G 297, with booklet. Cover has a stained corner and half split top seam.)

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Zoot SimsNew Beat Bossa Nova Vol 2 ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Maybe Zoot was trying to compete with Stan Getz here, we don't know, but the groove's actually pretty great, and it's nice to hear a soloist as strong as Zoot working his way through some bossa covers. Of course this isn't authentic, but it's a nice groovy album nonetheless, and the arrangements are by Al Cohn, so it swings in the right places. Titles include "Cancion De Bernardito", "Poquito Cantando", "Pies Danzantes", and "Samba Instantanea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original copy! Cover has a stained bottom right corner & a split on the bottom seam.)

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Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, and OthersJazz Mission To Moscow ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Jazz from the heart of the cold war – not actually recorded in Moscow, but featuring a bunch of hip players on their return from a tour of the Soviet Union – a historic moment in which west met east, with some groovy jazz in the offing! Apart from the tenor of Zoot Sims and alto of Phil Woods, the record also features flute and alto from Jerry Dodgion, trombone from Willie Dennis, trumpets from Markie Markowitz and Jimmy Maxwell, and piano from Eddie Costa – and the set features arrangements from Al Cohn on tracks that hit the 5 minute range – tight at the top, with breakaway solos, as you might hear during some of the Cohn/Sims sides for RCA during the 50s! Titles include "Let's Dance", "Mission To Moscow", "The Sochi Boatman", and the obligatory "Russian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTenor Conclave ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, more smartly arranged aspect. Together, the quartet of horns work in an open-ended blowing mode with rhythm by Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor – in a way that almost makes the set a "Coltrane plus" album for Prestige – one that has the structure of some of the best Trane/Garland sides for the label, but which blows in some other horns with different voicings. If you ever needed a record to demonstrate the subtler shadings of genius within 50s modern jazz, yet still convince you that it could also be relaxed and spontaneous, this record may well be the one. Titles include 2 standards – "Just You, Just Me" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 2 Mobley originals – "Tenor Conclave" and "Bob's Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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✨✧ 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
(Out of print. Booklet has a promo sticker. CD has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanRoad Band 1948 Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Hep (UK), 1948. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Band features work from Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn on tenors – plus Serge Chaloff on baritone and Shorty Rogers on trumpet! CD
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✨✧ Zoot Sims QuintetZoot Sims Goes To Jazzville ... CD
Dawn (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Zoot's beautiful sides for the Dawn label – featuring some of his best small group blowing of the 50s! The record features Zoot mostly on tenor, plus a bit of alto – in a quintet that includes John Williams on piano, Jerry Lloyd on trumpet, Bill Anthony on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. The tracks are a nice mix of standards and those tight little west coast-ish compositions that often show up on Sims/Cohn sessions from the time, and which let Zoot lay down some nicely composed angular lines during his solos. Titles include "Jerry's Jaunt", "I'll Wind", "The Purple Cow", "How Now Blues", and "Bye Ya". Plus, this CD reissue also adds a bundle of extra tracks – including "Knotty Pine", "Blues For The Month Of May", "How Do I Love You?", and "Mixed Emotions", which features a rare vocal performance by Zoot! CD
(Out of print.)

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