Friday, July 24, 2015

Al Cohn, Richie Kamuca & Bill Perkins - The Brothers !

Lester Young's influence on younger tenor players was at its height in the early-to-mid-'50s. This enjoyable session matches together the three tenors of Al Cohn, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca but good luck telling them apart! Backed by pianist Hank Jones, either Barry Galbraith or Jimmy Raney (who used the pseudonym on this date of Sam Beethoven) on guitar, bassist John Beal and drummer Chuck Flores, the tenors play concise versions of originals by Cohn, Perkins, Nat Pierce, Bill Potts and Bob Brookmeyer in addition to the lone standard "Blue Skies." The music is fun and swinging if not all that original or distinctive. [The disc was issued by Mosaic in 2006 with the addition of four bonus tracks.]
Scott Yanow

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Al Cohn
Bill Perkins
Richie Kamuca
The Brothers !


1 Blixed* (Potts)  3:48
2 Kim's Kaper (Perkins)  3:13
3 Rolling Stone (Brookmeyer)  3:08
4 Sioux Zan* (Pierce)  3:08
5 The Walrus* (Cohn)  2:48
6 Blue Skies (Berlin)  3:12
7 Gay Blade (Brookmeyer)  3:17
8 Three of a Kind (Pierce)  3:13
9 Hags !* (Potts)  3:19
10 Pro-Ex (Perkins)  3:04
11 Strange Again* (Potts)  3:19
12 Cap Snapper (Cohn)  3:39
13 Memories of You (Blake, Razaf)  3:02
14 Saw Buck* (Pierce)  3:22
15 Chorus for Morris* (Pierce)  3:22
16 Slightly Salty (Kamuca)  3:15


Al Cohn, Richie Kamuca & Bill Perkins - ts
Hank Jones - p
Barry Galbraith - g
Jimmy Raney* - g
John Beal - b
Chuck Flores - dr

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City ; June 24 [Galbraith tracks] & June 25 [Raney tracks], 1955


Obelix said...

Great lineup + Mosaic records. What more to say !!
Thank you Melanchthon.

neil said...

Came upon this belatedly, but still want to say thanks...

jazzfriend said...

Beautiful music, thanks a lot.

Saludos desde chile.

jazzcat1228 said...

Nice share, thank you very much!

greenishthing said...

yeah! a replacement for my low quality album.
Many thanks oce more, you make my life better!

Baron said...

Thank you Mel - as always great music to be found here

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks again !

jbl said...

Thanks Mel for this wonderful album, I am a sucker for all albums with Al Cohn on it. Must have missed it before!

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

carlo87 said...

Thank you!!!