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AL COHN with the Al Porcino Big Band <br>Final Performance <br> 1987 (Razmatazz Records - Out of Print)

Details: RAZ 44003, stereo, recorded in 1987, issued in 1988.

Condition: Vinyl VG+++ (Vinyl is Pristine! There is some price sticker residue on label) Jacket VG++

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:
An excellent tenor saxophonist and a superior arranger/composer, Al Cohn was greatly admired by his fellow musicians. Early gigs included associations with Joe Marsala (1943), Georgie Auld, Boyd Raeburn (1946), Alvino Rey, and Buddy Rich (1947). But it was when he replaced Herbie Steward as one of the "Four Brothers" with Woody Herman's Second Herd (1948-1949) that Cohn began to make a strong impression. He was actually overshadowed by Stan Getz and Zoot Sims during this period but, unlike the other two tenors, he also contributed arrangements, including "The Goof and I." He was with Artie Shaw's short-lived bop orchestra (1949), and then spent the 1950s quite busy as a recording artist (making his first dates as a leader in 1950), arranger for both jazz and non-jazz settings, and a performer. Starting in 1956, and continuing on an irregular basis for decades, Cohn co-led a quintet with Zoot Sims.

The tracks are:
1 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 4:53
2 Back Bay Shuffle 3:06
3 Body and Soul 6:53
4 Dancing in the Dark 3:00
5 Get Me to the Church on Time 3:20
6 The Fuzz 3:55
7 Lover, Come Back to Me 3:55
8 Autumn in New York 3:45
9 The Goof and I 2:50
10 Mr. President 2:45
11 My Heart Belongs to Daddy 4:03

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