Sunday, May 20, 2012

Al Cohn & His "Charlie's Tavern" Ensemble

Al Cohn was something special, a gem among musicians. Writer, arranger, performer, leader—he was one of those rare creative artists gifted with unlimited imagination and technical resources, with magnificent taste and an unerring insight into the expressiveness of East Coast jazz. In the 50s, the personnel he assembled for the four sessions that make up this CD often relaxed in Charlie’s Tavern, a congenial watering hole on Broadway across from Birdland, “the jazz corner of the world”. Despite slight personnel changes, each group was power-packed and, unlike many such outfits, married outstanding individuality to collective cohesiveness. With them, Cohn emphatically demonstrated the allembracing brilliance of the many-faceted talents that earned him the title “Mr. Music”.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/and_his_charlies_tavern_ensemble-cd-4924.html

Al Cohn
&
His "Charlie's Tavern" Ensemble


Tracks

1 Inside Out (Cohn) 6:48
2 Autumn Leaves (Cohn) 6:09
3 Serenade for Kathy (Cohn) 6:58
4 Move (Best) 7:16
5 Never Never Land (Comden, Green, Styne) 5:29
6 Something for Lisa (Cohn) 6:26
7 Count Every Star (Coquatrix, Gallop) 3:08
8 La Ronde (Cochran, Strauss) 2:46
9 Breakfast with Joe (Carisi) 4:07
10 This Reminds Me of You (Burns) 3:15
11 Cabin in the Sky (Duke, Latouche) 3:05
12 Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing) 2:22
13 Cohn My Way (Albam) 2:54


Personnel
[# 1-3]
Joe Newman - tp
Billy Byers - tb
Eddie Bert - tb
Hal McKusick - as
Gene Quill - as
Al Cohn - ts
Sol Schlinger - bs
Sanford Gold - p
Billy Bauer - g
Milt Hinton - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded in New York City ; October 26, 1954
[# 4-5]
Same as above, except Frank Rehak - tb replaces Eddie Bert
Recorded in New York City ; December 22, 1954
[# 6-8]
Same as above, except Jimmy Raney - g replaces Billy Bauer
Recorded in New York City ; December 23, 1954
[# 9-13]
Joe Newman - tp
Billy Byers - tb
Gene Quill - as
Al Cohn - ts
Sol Schlinger - bs
Sanford Gold - p
Buddy Jones - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded same place & date as above

8 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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LaroSwing said...

Thank you Melanchthon, nice post!

johnp said...

Many thanks!

poppachubby said...

Solid mel, solid....

neil said...

Oh yes, more Hal Mckusick!

Descargador said...

Muchas Gracias Melanchthon! Excelentes discos!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

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Much appreciation for your efforts.

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