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Zoot Sims & Al Cohn – Zoot Case (1982)  

Posted by janwal46 at March 25, 2010
Zoot Sims & Al Cohn – Zoot Case (1982)

Zoot Sims & Al Cohn – Zoot Case (1982)
Sonet | 1982 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 419Mb+14Mb

This album is a precious addition to the Sonet collection and the only one to capture Zoot in a live setting. Although the rhythm section is an all Swedish "pick-up" one, it meshes beautifully together and gives unflagging support to the two saxophonists throughout the session.
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [APO Remaster 2014] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [APO Remaster 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,35 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 846 MB
Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims and The Gershwin Brothers (1975) [Reissue 2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims and The Gershwin Brothers (1975) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:42 minutes | Scans included | 1,57 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,01 GB

Along with his album with Count Basie (Basie and Zoot) during the same period, this is one of Sims' most exciting recordings of his career. Greatly assisted by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Grady Tate, he explores ten songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Somehow the magic was definitely present and, whether it be stomps such as "The Man I Love," "Lady Be Good," and "I Got Rhythm" or warm ballads (including "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Embraceable You"), Zoot Sims is heard at the peak of his powers. A true gem.
Hank Mobley/Al Cohn/John Coltrane/Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)

Hank Mobley/Al Cohn/John Coltrane/Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave
JAZZ | FLAC+IMAGE+CUE+COVERS | NO LOG | | 246Mb

Al Cohn - Overtones (1982)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 10, 2016
Al Cohn - Overtones (1982)

Al Cohn - Overtones (1982)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 39:38 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz

As can be heard on this quintet set, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn's former "cool school" tone deepend during his later years and had become much more distinctive than it had been earlier. This set is special in that Cohn's backup group includes his son, the cool-toned guitarist Joe Cohn. Also providing fine support are pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Akiri Tana. The quintet performs four of Al Cohn's originals (including "High on You" and the catchy "P-Town") plus Hank Jones' "Vignette," a couple of obscurities and Cole Porter's "I Love You." A typically excellent Al Cohn set. ~ Review by Scott Yanow

Zoot Sims - Choice (1954, 1959) {Japan Mini LP TOCP-9422}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 1, 2016
Zoot Sims - Choice (1954, 1959) {Japan Mini LP TOCP-9422}

Zoot Sims - Choice (1954, 1959) {Japan Mini LP TOCP-9422}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 177 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 164 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1959, 2002 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCP-9422 | Mini LP | 24bit remaster | Mono
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

A few great slices of work by Zoot Sims – material recorded over a variety of sessions for Pacific Jazz – but all of it pretty darn great! Sims wasn't as much of a west coast hornman as some of the other leaders on Pacific Jazz – so the array of tracks makes for some surprising moments, both in Zoot's career, and for the label. Side one of the album has Zoot playing with a Gerry Mulligan ensemble on titles that include "I'll Remember April", "Red Door", and "Flamingo". Side two features Zoot playing instrumentals that were cut at the same time as an Annie Ross vocal session – with a group that includes Russ Freeman on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, and Mel Lewis on drums. Titles on that one are "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Brushes", and "Choice Blues".
Zoot Sims - Waiting Game (1966) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series}

Zoot Sims - Waiting Game (1966) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 305 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2015 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCI-9272 | LP AS-9131
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Bebop / Saxophone

A rare gem from Zoot Sims – very different than any of his other albums! The session features Zoot blowing over large backings arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland, a bit in the older Verve "with strings" mode, but also sparkling with a lot of the newer elements that McFarland was bringing to his work at the time. The approach is both light and lush at the same time – and Zoot's got a tone and approach that we've never heard on any other record, making the whole album an incredible treat that we'd rank up there with Stan Getz's experiments of the same type from the 60s. Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon", "Once We Loved", "Old Folks", "September Song", "Stella By Starlight", and "Once I Could Have Loved".

Al Cohn - You Will Know My Name (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 13, 2015
Al Cohn - You Will Know My Name (2015)

Al Cohn - You Will Know My Name (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 77:23 min | 181 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

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.
Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims - Conception (1951) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins - Conception +7 (1951) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 263 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5213 | Mono | PRLP 7013
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A unique all-star set recorded in various combinations between 1949 and 1951, Conception is an underappreciated masterpiece of cerebral cool jazz. Although Miles Davis gets top billing, he appears on only half the album and then most often as a sideman with only occasional solos. Saxophonists Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, and Gerry Mulligan are the true stars of the album, with Konitz particularly shining.
Al Cohn - Rifftide (1987) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Al Cohn - Rifftide (1987) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 376 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 213 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6312
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Although this recording of standards was made late in his career, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn was in peak form and clearly inspired by an excellent Dutch rhythm section. Cohn's very broad tone is much in evidence, as he runs through changes on tunes that he played innumerable times in his career. A distinct stylist, Cohn was never an innovator, but his lush, relaxed, carefully honed sound was perfect for the late nightclub atmosphere. Every solo was deliberately constructed, mixing just the right amounts of emotion and technique. You can hear Coleman Hawkins in his playing, but Cohn incorporated broad influences from the early history of bop. Pianist Rein de Graff is stunning throughout, and drummer Eric Ineke and bassist Koos Serierse add solid support.