martes, 27 de diciembre de 2016

Al Cohn • Al Cohn's Tones



Review by Stephen Cook
Backed by some of the top bop players of the day, Al Cohn stretches out here for a program heavy with up-tempo swingers. Cut in two sessions during 1950 and 1953, Cohn's Tones finds the usually more mellow tenor great feeding off the driving drum work of both Tiny Kahn and Max Roach. Besides the ballad evergreen "How Long Has This Been Going On" and a bluesy "Ah-Moore," the eight-track set is all Cohn originals done in a Lester Young-on-the-West Coast style. Also featuring the talents of pianist Horace Silver, this early Cohn release is at once hot and cool, vigorous and lithe.


Tracks:  
1 - I'm Tellin' Ya
2 - Jane Street
3 - Infinity
4 - How Long Has This Been Going On
5 - That's What You Think
6 - Ah-Moore
7 - Groovin' With Gus
8 - Let's Get Away From It All
  
Personnel:  
Al Cohn - tenor saxophone  
Nick Travis - trumpet (tracks 1-4)  
Horace Silver (tracks 1-4), George Wallington (tracks 5-8) - piano  
Tommy Potter (tracks 5-8), Curly Russell (tracks 1-4) - bass  
Tiny Kahn (tracks 1-4), Max Roach (tracks 5-8) - drums  

Release Date: July 29, 1950
Duration: 32:18
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Bop, Cool, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Recording Date: July 29, 1950 - June 23, 1953



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