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Al Cohn (November 24, 1925February 15, 1988) was an American jazz saxophonist and jazz arranger/composer. November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ...


Cohn was initially known for playing in Woody Herman's Second Herd as one of the Four Brothers, along with Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, and Serge Chaloff. Unlike his the better known tenors Sims and Getz, Cohn contributed arrangements to the Herman band. After leaving the Herman group Cohn went on to play with a variety of other musicians but his most well known association was with Zoot Sims whom he co-led a quintet starting in 1956. They continued to play together sporadically until the death of Sims. The high point of their recorded output can be found on "You 'n' Me" which was released on Mercury Records in 1960. Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. ... Four Brothers is a jazz standard composed by Jimmy Giuffre and performed by the Woody Herman Orchestra. ... John Haley Zoot Sims was an American jazz musician. ... Stan Getz Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz musician. ... Serge Chaloff (1923–1957) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist. ...


In addition to his work as a jazz tenor saxophonist, Al Cohn wrote arrangements for the Broadway productions of "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies".


His son Joe Cohn is a talented guitarist.


Cohn died in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Stroudsburg is a borough located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Scranton, on the Analomink River. ...


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As co-leader: Xanadu Records was a jazz music record label specializing in bebop throughout the 1970s and 1980s founded by Don Schlitten, recording and issuing recordings by some legendary names in jazz music such as Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn, Sonny Criss, Shorty Rogers, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Raney, Art Pepper, Ted Dunbar, Bob... Al Cohns America is a jazz album by saxophonist Al Cohn, recorded in 1976 for Xanadu Records. ... Xanadu Records was a jazz music record label specializing in bebop throughout the 1970s and 1980s founded by Don Schlitten, recording and issuing recordings by some legendary names in jazz music such as Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn, Sonny Criss, Shorty Rogers, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Raney, Art Pepper, Ted Dunbar, Bob... Xanadu Records was a jazz music record label specializing in bebop throughout the 1970s and 1980s founded by Don Schlitten, recording and issuing recordings by some legendary names in jazz music such as Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn, Sonny Criss, Shorty Rogers, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Raney, Art Pepper, Ted Dunbar, Bob...


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Al Cohn/Perkins/Kamuca - The Brothers (MCD-1003) (513 words)
Al Cohn, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca share two important communalities: spending formative years as members of Woody Herman's orchestra and being profoundly influenced by the rounded tone and impeccable lyricism of Lester Young.
Tenormen like Cohn, Perkins and Kamuca generated their intensity with a low flame and high heat.
It was Cohn and Sims who carried on the tradition for the next two decades.
VH1.com : Al Cohn : Biography - Urge Music Downloads (231 words)
An excellent tenor saxophonist and a superior arranger/composer, Al Cohn was greatly admired by his fellow musicians.
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.
Al Cohn continued in this fashion in the 1960s (although playing less), in the 1970s he recorded many gems for Xanadu, and during his last few years, when his tone became darker and more distinctive, Cohn largely gave up writing to concentrate on playing.
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