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Al Cohn and Zoot Sims

Separately and together, saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims epitomized the joys of swing. Geoffrey Smith surveys both their celebrated partnership and individual careers, including Zoot's global touring and Al's compositions for the likes of Woody Herman and Gerry Mulligan.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Al Cohn & Zoot Sims

    Improvisation For Unaccompanied Saxophones

    • You 'N' Me.
    • Mercury.
    • 5.
  • Woody Herman

    Four Brothers

    • THE WOODY HERMAN STORY.
    • 5.
  • Woody Herman

    The Goof And I

    • THE WOODY HERMAN STORY.
    • PROPER.
    • 3.
  • Al Cohn

    A Blues Serenade

    • Al Cohn: Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • 12.
  • Zoot Sims, Harry Biss, Clyde Lombardi & Art Blakey

    Zoot Swings The Blues

    • Complete Prestige & Vogue Studio Masters.
    • Factory.
    • 17.
  • Al Cohn

    Brandy And Beer

    • Al Cohn: Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • 2.
  • Zoot Sims & Al Cohn Quintet

    Two Funky People

    • Al and Zoot from Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • 3.
  • The Al Cohn - Zoot Sims Quintet

    Love For Sale

    • You 'N' Me.
    • Mercury.
    • 4.
  • Al Cohn & Zoot Sims

    Emily

    • Simply Jazz.
    • Simply.
    • 11.
  • Gerry Mulligan Plus Band

    Apple Core

    • Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band.
    • Verve.
    • 10.
  • The Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

    Lady Chatterley's Mother

    • GERRY MULLIGAN CONCERT JAZZ BAND.
    • VERVE COMPACT JAZZ.
    • 5.

Al Cohn and Zoot Sims

Improvisation for unaccompanied saxophones

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims

Al Cohn (ts), Zoot Sims (ts)

Mercury SMWL 21030

 

Four Brothers

Woody Herman

 Jimmy Giuffre 

 Woody Herman (cl), Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers, Marky Markowitz (tp), Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (tb), Sam Marowitz, Herbie Steward (as), Stan Getz, Zoot Sims (ts), Serge Chaloff (bs), Fred Otis (p), Gene Sargent (g), Walt Yoder (b), Don Lamond (d)

Proper P1160

 

The Goof and I

Woody Herman

 Al Cohn

Woody Herman (cl), Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers, Marky Markowitz (tp), Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (tb), Sam Marowitz, Herbie Steward (as), Stan Getz, Zoot Sims (ts), Serge Chaloff (bs), Fred Otis (p), Gene Sargent (g), Walt Yoder (b), Don Lamond (d)

Proper P1160

 

A Blues Serenade

Al Cohn

 Grande/Lytell/Signorelli/Parish

 Al Cohn (ts), Bob Brookmeyer (valve tb), Mose Allison (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d)

Avid AMSC969

 

Zoot Swings the Blues

Zoot Sims

 Zoot Sims

Zoot Sims (ts), Harry Biss (p), Clyde Lombardi (b), Art Blakey (d) 

Jazz Factory JFCD22873 (1)

 

Brandy and Beer

Al Cohn

 Al Cohn

Al Cohn (ts), Zoot Sims (ts), Mose Allison (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d) 

Avid AMSC 969

 

Two Funky People

Al Cohn

 Al Cohn

 Al Cohn (ts), Zoot Sims (cl), Mose Allison (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Nick Stabulas (d) 

Avid AMSC 969

 

Love for Sale

The Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet

 Cole Porter

Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Mose Allison (p)

Mercury SMWL 21030

 

Emily

Al Cohn and Zoot Sims

 Johnny Mandel

Al Cohn (ts), Zoot Sims (ts), Jaki Byard (p), George Duvivier (b), Mel Lewis (d)

Simply CD001 (4)

 

Apple Core

Gerry Mulligan

 Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan (bs), Nick Travis, Don Ferrara, Conte Candoli (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (valve tb), Willie Dennis, Alan Ralph (tb), Gene Quill & Bob Donovan (as), Zoot  Sims, Jim Reider (ts), Gene Allen & Buddy Clarke (bs), Mel Lewis (d)

Verve 8389332 (1)

 

Lady Chatterley’s Mother

Gerry Mulligan

 Al Cohn

Gerry Mulligan (bs), Nick Travis, Don Ferrara, Clark Terry (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (valve tb), Willie Dennis, Alan Ralph (tb), Gene Quill & Bob Donovan (as), Jim Reider (ts), Gene Allen (bs), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d)

Verve 8389332 (1)        

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