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Al Cohn

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 April 2011

Composer and saxophonist John Altman joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best records by saxophonist Al Cohn. As well as his solos albums and his lengthy association with fellow tenorist Zoot Sims, the programme covers Cohn's work with Joe Newman and Freddie Green, and as an arranger for Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Stan Getz and his Four Brothers

    Stan Getz and his Four Brothers Five Brothers

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, Brew Moore ts; George Wallington, p; Gene Ramey, b; Charlie Perry, d. 8 Apr 1949.

    The Brothers, Prestige OJC, OJCCD 008

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    Al Cohn Let's Get Away From It All

    Composer: Dennis Performers: Al Cohn, ts; George Wallington, p; Tommy Potter, b; Tiny Kahn, d. 29 Jul 1950.

    The Progressive Al Cohn, Savoy, 0249

  • Image for Bob Brookmeyer

    Bob Brookmeyer Open Country

    Composer: Brookmeyer Performers: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Al Cohn, ts; John Williams, p; Bill Anthony, b; Frank Isola, d. 7 Jan 1954.

    Bob Brookmeyer featuring Al Cohn; on Al Cohn - Four Classic Albums, Avid, 969 CD 2

  • Image for Joe Newman

    Joe Newman Captain Spaulding

    Composer: Cohn Performers: Joe Newman, t; Frank Rehak, tb; Ernie Wlkins, as; Al Cohn, ts; Nat Pierce, p; Freddy Greene, g; Milt Hinton, b; Shadow Wilson, d. 8 Feb 1955.

    Mosaic Select: Al Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green, Mosaic Select, MS 027 CD 2

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    Al Cohn Cohn not Cohen

    Composer: Cohn Performers: Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Thad Jones; t; Nick Travis, t, tb; Al Cohn, ts; Dick Katz, p; Freddy Green, g; Buddy Jones, b; Osie Johnson, d. 14 May 1955

    Mosaic Select: Al Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green, Mosaic Select, MS 027 CD3

  • Image for Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Coltrane

    Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Coltrane Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Coltrane - Just You Just Me

    Composer: Greer Performers: Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, John Coltrane, ts; Red Garland, p; Paul Chambers, b; Art Taylor, d. 7 Sep 1956.

    Tenor Conclave, Esquire, OJCCD 00025218612722, Tr 2

  • Image for Al Cohn and Zoot Sims

    Al Cohn and Zoot Sims Al Cohn and Zoot Sims - From A to Z

    Composer: Cohn Performers: Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, ts; Dave McKenna, p; MIlt Hinton, b; Osie Johnson, d. 23 Jan 1956.

    Complete Original Quintet / Sextet Studio recordings, Lonehill, 10277 CD 1, Tr 14

  • Image for Al Cohn and Zoot Sims

    Al Cohn and Zoot Sims Al Cohn and Zoot Sims - Two Sleepy People

    Composer: Carmichael Performers: Nick Travis, t; , Al Cohn, bar; Zoot Sims, ts; JJimmy Cleveland, tb; Elliott Lawrence, p; Milt Hinton, b; Osie Johnson, d. NY 1957-8.

    The Hoagy Carmichael Sessions, Lonehill, 10158, Tr 8

  • Image for Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band

    Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band Lady Chatterley's Mother

    Composer: Cohn Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar, ldr; Nick Travis, Don Ferrara, Clark Terry, t; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Willie Dennis, Alan Ralph, tb; Gene Quill, Bob Donovan, Jim Reider, Gene Allen, reeds; Bill Crow, b; Mel Lewis, d. Dec 1960.

    Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band - Compact Jazz, Verve, 8389332

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    Al Cohn Let's Be Buddies

    Composer: Cole Porter Performers: Al Cohn, ts; Joe Cohn, g; Hank Jones, p; George Duvivier, b; Akira Tana, d. Apr 1982.

    Overtones, Concord, CD 4194,

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