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On 6/12/2019 at 9:31 AM, Dan Gould said:

Agreed, here's one that I just recently acquired, recorded just 8 months before his untimely demise. Not sure how many people know of this one, Amazon has a couple of cheap copies right now.

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A copy arrived here yesterday. Terrific so far. Deep version of "Blue Monk."

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On 6/12/2019 at 0:52 PM, soulpope said:

The forementioned Al Cohn "Rifftide" on Timeless is really excellent ..

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On 6/28/2019 at 8:41 PM, Larry Kart said:

A copy arrived here yesterday. Terrific so far. Deep version of "Blue Monk."

Just discovered that there is a reissue program that includes this CD and ridiculously cheap at jazzmessengers:

https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/8976/al-cohn/rifftide

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On 6/12/2019 at 7:53 AM, HutchFan said:

I think the four LPs that Cohn made for Xanadu -- just before Concord -- were even better. 

- Play It Now (1975)
- Al Cohn's America (1977)
- Heavy Love - with Jimmy Rowles (1978)
- No Problem (1980)

Play It Now and Heavy Love are my favorites -- but all four of them are outstanding.

Spot on. My favorite is Al Cohn's America. A long time ago, eMusic had these albums. Vinyl rips, but they sounded pretty good.

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On 12.6.2019 at 4:31 PM, Dan Gould said:

Agreed, here's one that I just recently acquired, recorded just 8 months before his untimely demise. Not sure how many people know of this one, Amazon has a couple of cheap copies right now.

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Agreed this is a good one.

Have it for quite some time.

FYI Here is my Al Cohn collection sorted by year of rec. or isuue:

Cohn,Al    You `n`me The Al Cohn & Zoot Sims 5tet"    1950    Trip(MERCURY)    5548
Cohn,Al    The progressive Al Cohn    1953    Savoy (FS)    70508
Cohn,Al    Mr. Music    1954    RCA(Masters)    42043
Cohn,Al    The Brothers(Cohn/Perkins/Kamuca)    1955    RCA Jazzline    43240
Cohn,Al    That Old Feeling (with strings)    1955    RCA(jap)    1207
Cohn,Al    The natural seven    1955/84    RCA Jazzline    89278
Cohn,Al    Be Loose    1956    Biograph    12063
Cohn,Al    ...feat. Bob Brookmeyer Jazz Lab Vol 5    1956    MCA Coral    7181
Cohn,Al    Al Cohn/Zoot Sims "From A to Z"    1956    RCA Jazzline    89644
Cohn,Al    The Birdland Stars on Tour    1956    RCA Jazzline(2)    45725
Cohn,Al    Body & Soul (feat. Zoot Sims)    1973    Muse    5016
Cohn,Al    Heavy Love    1977    Xanadu    145
Cohn,Al    Concord Allstars at North Sea Festival    1983    Concord Jazz    205
Cohn,Al    Rifftide    1987    Timeless    259

 

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On 12.6.2019 at 10:39 PM, duaneiac said:

Re: Roberta Gambarini & Jake Hanna

Years ago, I went to see Roberta Gambarini perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival.  I had no idea who would be in her supporting band, but when I arrived at the venue where the concert was to be, I was intrigued by one of the most bare-bones drum kits I'd ever seen on a professional stage:  just a bass drum, a mounted snare, a mounted tom and a ride cymbal.  When the band came out, the drummer looked familiar, but it wasn't until she introduced the band that I found out it was Jake Hanna.  For me, the rest of that concert was not about the singer, but about the master class in jazz drumming put on by Mr. Hanna.  He did everything he needed to do on that scaled down kit; i don't think either he or the audience missed any of the other instruments which could have supplemented that kit.  And he seemed to be having a blast the whole time.

That was the only time I ever saw him perform, so I don't know -- was that bare kit his regular  set-up?  Had his years of musical experience brought him to simplify things down to just the basics?  Or did an airline lose some of his luggage

Have a recording from that event.

Here are the performer: Roberta Gambarini (voc) / Tamir Hendelman (p) / Joe Sanders (b) / Jake Hanna (dr)

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