Sunday, June 30, 2013

Al Cohn - Overtones

As can be heard on this quintet set, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn's former "cool school" tone deepend during his later years and had become much more distinctive than it had been earlier. This set is special in that Cohn's backup group includes his son, the cool-toned guitarist Joe Cohn. Also providing fine support are pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Akiri Tana. The quintet performs four of Al Cohn's originals (including "High on You" and the catchy "P-Town") plus Hank Jones' "Vignette," a couple of obscurities and Cole Porter's "I Love You." A typically excellent Al Cohn set.
Scott Yanow

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Al Cohn


1 P-Town (Cohn)  4:19
2 Woody's Lament (Cohn)  5:18
3 High on You (Cohn)  4:42
4 I Love You (Porter)  3:59
5 Vignette (Jones)  4:21
6 Pensive (Cohn)  5:58
7 I Don't Want Anybody at All (Magidson, Styne)  6:21
8 Let's Be Buddies (Porter)  4:39

Al Cohn - ts
Joe Cohn - g
Hank Jones - p
George Duvivier - b
Akira Tana - dr

Recorded at Soundmixers, New York ; April, 1982


Melanchthon said...

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
Al Cohn is one of the greatest tenor player underrated!!!!
More Al Cohn please!!!

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!

adakun said...

Muy elegante Al Cohn, gran músico. Gracias Mel.

jbl said...

I have a lot of Al Cohn, but very little from his later years. This sounds wonderful and Hank Jones is supberg as ever. Thanks!

duck said...

Thanks again Mel, Hope you understand how appreciative we all are for your efforts.

stringbender said...

Al Cohn is one of my all-time favorites. Thank you!

jose luis said...

Muchas gracias, es un disco muy agradable.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.