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- Al Cohn was an American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He came to prominence in the band of clarinetist Woody Herman and was known for his longtime musical partnership with fellow saxophonist Zoot Sims.
- also known as Cohn, Al; Alvin Gilbert Cohn
- born on (90 years ago) in Brooklyn
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Bandleader, composer
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- died on (27 years ago) in Stroudsburg
- genres: West Coast jazz, Big Band
- albums: "Mr. Music", "The Al Cohn Quintet", "Standards of Excellence", "Overtones", "Cohn on the Saxophone", "Four Brass, One Tenor... Al Cohn", "That Old Feeling", "The Natural Seven", "Al Cohn's America", "True Blue", "Silver Blue", "Broadway", "Al Cohn Meets Al Porcino", "Four Classic Albums Plus", "Tenor Conclave", "Heavy Love", "From A to Z and Beyond", "You 'n' Me", "Tour De Force", "The Hoagy Carmichael Sessions and More", "Jazz Alive! A Night at the Half Note", "The Four Brothers...Together Again!", "The Birdlanders Volume 1", "Travelling Light", "Keeper of the Flame", "The Progressive Al Cohn", "Cohn's Tone", "No Problem", "Nonpareil", "East Coast - West Coast Scene", "Either Way", "Jazz From a to Z", "Night Flight to Dakar", "Al and Zoot", "Cohn's Delight", "Mosaic Select 27", "Motoring Along", "The Brothers !", "Barry Harris Trio With Al Cohn", "Easy as Pie: Live at the Left Bank", "Rifftide", "The Final Performance Volume One", "Play It Now"
- Al Cohn a.k.a. Alfred A. Cohn was an author, journalist and newspaper editor, Police Commissioner, and screenwriter of the 1920s and 1930s. He is best remembered for his work on The Jazz Singer, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay in the 1st Academy Awards of 1929.
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by Leon Claire Metz
(As told to Al Cohn and Joe Chisholm). Gun Notches. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931.
Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn
The slow vibrato, relaxed phrasing and dry, smoky sonority of Lester Young greatly influenced many younger 5axophonists of the mid-19405 who later epitomized cool jazz, including Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Al Cohn and Lee Konitz. The lyricism ...
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