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Four Brothers (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, etc)Together Again ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print. Artwork has a small cutout mark.)

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Four Brothers (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, etc)Together Again (French pressing) ... LP
Vik/RCA (France), 1957. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Zoot Sims & Al Cohn & Tony ScottEast Coast Sounds ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1956. Used ... $14.99
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 ... 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 original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsAl Cohn & Zoot Sims In London ... CD
World Record Club/Harkit (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
A really rare set from this famous tenor team – an obscure session that was recorded in the UK during the 60s – maybe a bit later than usual for the duo of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, and with sound that's even harder-hitting than their earlier records! The date has the pair working with British alto player Peter King, in a combo that also features the great Stan Tracey on piano, Rick Laird on bass, and Jackie Dougan on drums – all wonderful players who give Cohn and Sims a groove that's very different than before – and also bring some fantastic tunes to the set. The secret hero of the date might well be Jackie Sharpe – who played baritone on the record, and also produced the whole set at Landsdowne Studios – a place that really seems to set Al and Zoot free with loads of new ideas in their music. Titles include "Shoft", "Haunted Jazzclub", "Zoot's Tune", "Cockle Row", "Pete's Tune No 1", and "Mr George". CD
 
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✨✧ Jack Kerouac with Al Cohn & Zoot SimsBlues & Haikus (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Hanover/Real Gone, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most jazz-based recordings ever done by Jack Kerouac – a set that features some great improvisations from Zoot Sims and Al Cohn! If you only know Cohn and Sims from their more arranged dates of the 50s, you'll really be surprised at their work here – as both players blow lines behind Kerouac, with an earthy, open tone that really matches the spirit of his readings. Sims and Cohn alternate on the long stretch of "American Haikus" on side one – then step back for getnler piano accompaniment on "Hard Hearted Old Farmer" and "The Last Hotel & Some of Dharma". Side two features the longer "Poems From The Unpublished Book Of The Blues" – and Cohn and Sims return again, almost with a bolder force that's totally great. (Comedy/Spoken, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "blues" & yellow starburst vinyl!)
 
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Al CohnSax Section ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a mostly split top seam.)

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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
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has wear and aging, split seams, and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Rocky ColeSmooth & Rocky – Rocky Cole Plays & Sings With The Al Cohn Orchestra ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A cool kind of set – of the sort that you'd probably only find on the Roulette label! Rocky Cole's both a singer and a pianist – surprisingly soulful and fluid as the latter, and nicely raspy and personal as the former – a nice change from the usual, and a perfect example of the kind of talent that flourished strongly in the postwar years, but never got its due many decades later. Rocky's got a cool sort of confidence that's great – and which places him in the territory of other vocalists like Frankie Randall or Steve Allen, although he sounds unlike either – maybe a bit more in the territory of Chico Randall, who also did a sings/plays session like this for Roulette. Backings are by the orchestra of Al Cohn, and Al clearly solos a bit on the set – but also works in a "four brothers" group with Zoot Sims and Frank Sokolow on other tenors, and Steve Pearlow on baritone. Titles include "Will You Still Be Mine", "Little Girl", "I Can't Get Started", "The Late Late Show", "Caravan", "Let's Do It", and "C'Est La Vie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams and a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins/Zoot Sims/Phil WoodsSaxes Inc (plus Trombone Scene) ... CD
Warner/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 rare large group sets – back to back on one CD! First up is Saxes Inc – a unique sax-heavy session done by Warner Brothers, and a blaring batch of tracks played by an all-star all-sax group that includes Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld! Bob Prince arranged and conducted, and the approach is surprisingly modernist, with the saxes carrying the bulk of the rhythm and melody, as well as the solos – a really great approach that makes for plenty of unique moments – all handled with a sound that's a lot more fluid than you might expect! Titles include "Four Brothers" (of course!), "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". The second album here is the even rarer 1956 set Trombone Scene – a session done with a much smaller group arranged by pianist Elliot Lawrence, and featuring the talents of four key trombonists – Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, and Jimmy Knepper. The sound isn't nearly as full or wide as other records of the type – and there's almost a style that's similar to the JJ Johnson/Kai Winding four trombone project for Debut – except that this one's a bit more tightly arranged. Tracks are shortish, but feature plenty of personality from all players – and titles include "Plungin In", "Hackin Around", "Slim Jim", "Sorta Rumbish", "Hambone", "Sonny's Side", and "Up & Out". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis & Horns ... LP
Prestige, 1951/1953. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(OJC pressing. Cover has light staining.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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Saxes IncSaxes Inc ... LP
Warner, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody HermanNew Thundering Herd – 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 center split top seams.)

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✨✧ VariousDe Manhattan A Saint-Germain Des Pres 1952 to 1962 – Le Jazz Americain A Paris (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
American jazz in Paris – a familiar theme in the postwar years, and one that's presented here in a wealth of overseas recordings that include both musicians from the US and France! The 3CD set is overflowing with the kind of tracks that made the left bank in Paris one of the strongest places for jazz on the other side of the Atlantic – and most of the material here was originally recorded by French labels like Swing, Vogue, Blue Star, or Ducretet Thompson – to take advantage of the appearance of American musicians on the scene. Some tracks here feature French bandleaders showcasing American soloists, but most are recorded under the name of the US musicians themselves – and as with all the Fremeaux packages, there's some great notes and other helpful information with the music. Titles include "Blue Note" by Jay Cameron's International Sax Band, "A Mountain Sunset" by Roy Haynes, "Takin Care Of Business" by Lucky Thompson, "Daniel's Blues" by The Kentonians, "Mac Zootoo" and "Venez Donc Chez Moi" by Henri Renaud, "Toot's Suite" by Zoot Sims, "Record Shop Suey" by Lee Konitz, "Serenade To Sonny" by Art Farmer, "Baby" by Clifford Brown & Gigi Cryce, "Burt's Pad" by Oscar Pettiford, "Escale A Victoria" by Frank Foster, "Thomasia" by Rene Thomas, "Just 40 Bars" by The Herdsmen, "Lazy Things" by Al Cohn & Henri Renaud, "Don't Blame Me" by Sonny Criss, and "Keeping Up With Joney" by Gigi Gryce. CD
 
 
 



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