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AL COHN with Max Roach & Horace Silver <br> The Progressive <br> (Savoy Records)

Details: Savoy Jazz SJL 1126, released in 1979, recorded in 1950 and 1953

Condition: Jacket VG (small notch in upper right corner), Vinyl VG+, very clean

From the All Music Guide:

This LP has tenor saxophonist Al Cohn's first two sessions as a leader. Cohn, who was very influenced during the era by Lester Young, is in fine early form with a 1950 quartet that also includes pianist George Wallington, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Tiny Kahn, and with a 1953 quintet that has trumpeter Nick Travis, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Curley Russell and drummer Max Roach. All but two numbers ("How Long Has This Been Going On" and an excellent version of "Let's Get Away Ffrom It All") are Cohn's inventive originals; best are "Infinity," "That's What You Think" (heard in two versions) and "Ah-Moore."

The tracks are:
1. Infinity (Cohn) - 2:53
2. Groovin' With Gus (Gillespie) - 2:31
3. How Long Has This Been Going On? (Gershwin/Gershwin) - 3:10
4. Let's Get Away from It All (Cohn) - 3:05
5. That's What You Think [Take 1] (Cohn) - 4:46
6. I'm Tellin' Ya (Cohn) - 5:57
7. Jane Street (Cohn) - 4:30
8. Ah Moore (Cohn) - 4:51
9. That's What You Think [Master] (Cohn) - 4:44

Max Roach - Drums
Horace Silver - Piano
George Wallington - Piano
Tommy Potter - Bass
Nick Travis - Trumpet
Ira Gitler - Liner Notes
Tiny Kahn - Drums
Curly Russell - Bass

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