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Al Cohn

ts, 1925-1988 US, Brooklyn
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Alvin J. Cohn Ike Horowitz

American jazz saxophonist, born 24 November 1925, died 15 February 1988 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. In the 40s he played in "Woody Herman's Second Herd", where he was known as one of the "Four Brothers" together with Zoot Sims, Stan Getz and Serge Chaloff.

        
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Bariton sax
  • Clarinet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Plays With
Al Cohn - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet
Al Cohn - Zoot Sims Quintet
Al Cohn And His "Charlie's Tavern" Ensemble
Al Cohn And His Orchestra
Al Cohn Quartet
Al Cohn Quintet
Al Cohn Sextet
Al Cohn-Richie Kamuca Sextet
Al Cohn's Natural Seven
Al Porcino Big Band
Alvino Rey Orchestra
Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy
Art Blakey's Big Band
Art Mardigan Sextet
Billy Byers And His Orchestra
Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra
Bob Wilber And The Bechet Legacy
Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra
Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
Chubby Jackson's Big Band
Concord Jazz All Stars
Dick Collins And His Orchestra
Dick Collins And The Runaway Herd
Don Redman All Stars
Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra
George Russell Orchestra
George Williams And His Orchestra
Georgie Auld And His Orchestra
Gerry Mulligan And The Sax Section
Gerry Mulligan Octet
Henri Renaud Band
Jimmy Giuffre & His Music Men
Jimmy Knepper Quintet
Joe Newman And His Orchestra
Joe Newman Octet
John Benson Brooks Ensemble
Larry Sonn Orchestra
Manny Albam And His Jazz Greats
National Jazz Ensemble
Oscar Pettiford & His All Stars
Osie Johnson And His Orchestra
Peanuts Hucko And His Orchestra
Quincy Jones And His Orchestra
Quincy Jones' All Star Big Band
Ray Ellis And His Orchestra
Richard Wess And His Orchestra
Spike Robinson · Al Cohn Quintet
Stan Getz Tenor Sax Stars
Steve Allen And His All-Stars
Tenor Conclave
Terry Gibbs And His Orchestra
The Birdland Stars
The Birdlanders
The Bob Prince Tentette
The Butch Miles Sextet
The Dave McKenna Swing Six
The Elliot Lawrence Band
The Four Brothers
The Nick Travis Quintet
The Prestige All Stars
The Vinnie Burke All-Stars
The Woody Herman Big Band
The Zoot Sims Al Cohn Septet
Urbie Green And His All-Stars
Urbie Green And His Big Band
Woody Herman & The New Thundering Herd
Woody Herman & The Second Herd
Woody Herman And His Orchestra
Woody Herman And His Third Herd
Woody Herman And The Fourth Herd
Zoot Sims - Bob Brookmeyer Octet
Zoot Sims And His Orchestra
Tommy Shepard
Ralph Sharon And His Orchestra
Burgher Jones
Henri Renaud's All-Stars
The Shubert Alley Cats
Absolutely All-star Seven
Jazz Committee For Latin American Affairs
Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Sextet
Manny Albam And Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
George Romanis And His Orchestra
Birdland Dream Band
Members Of The Woody Herman Orchestra
The Saxophone Circus
The Porgy And Bess All-Stars
Saxes, Inc.
Henri Renaud - Al Cohn Quartet
Tommy Shepard And His Orchestra
Serge Chaloff And The Herd Men
Marky Markowitz Sextet
Al Cohn Meets The Jazz Seven
Billy Byers e Sua Orquestra
Popular Tracks   
How Deep Is The Ocean on Interplay [Box Set] by John Coltrane
It Had To Be You - Live At The Half Note, NYC, 1959 on Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half Note by Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Phil Woods
Body and Soul on Jazz For The Quiet Times by Various Artists
Mambo Inn on Mambo Candido by Candido Camero, Candido & Al Cohn
Lover Come Back To Me - Live At The Half Note, NYC, 1959 on Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half Note by Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Phil Woods
Wee Dot - Live At The Half Note, NYC, 1959 on Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half Note by Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Phil Woods
Emily on Jazz For The Quiet Times by Various Artists
After You've Gone - Live At The Half Note, NYC, 1959 on Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half Note by Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Phil Woods
Candi Bar on Mambo Candido by Candido Camero, Candido & Al Cohn
Just You, Just Me on Interplay [Box Set] by John Coltrane

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Four Classic Albums PlusAl Cohn2009Compil.
The Scene - Live In New YorkJimmy Rushing, Zoot Sims & Al Cohn2009Album
Barry Harris Trio With Al CohnBarry Harris Trio With Al Cohn2008Album
Kansas City SoundsBob Brookmeyer Septet And Bob Brookmeyer Octet Featuring Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones, Jim Hall, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce2007Compil.
Mosaic SelectAl Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green2007Album
Complete Original Quintet / Sextet Studio RecordingsAl Cohn / Zoot Sims2007Compil.
Folk Jazz U.S.A. and Alabama ConcertoJohn Benson Brooks Featuring Cannonball Adderley, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Art Farmer2007Compil.
Storyville Presents Bob Brookmeyer Featuring Al CohnBob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn2007Single
Jazz Ballads 17: Tenor GiantsDexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Sonny Stitt, Illinois Jacquet, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Flip Phillips2004Compil.
in Concert at Stoudsburg University , April 17,1986Al Cohn2001Album
Easy As Pie: "Live" At The Left BankAl Cohn & Zoot Sims2000Album
Mr. MusicAl Cohn1997Album
I Like It Like ThatZoot Sims, Al Cohn, Cecil Collier1996Single
SkylarkAl Cohn1996Album
Al Cohn Meets Al PorcinoAl Cohn Meets Al Porcino1993Album
Recado Bossa NovaZoot Sims And His Orchestra Featuring Jim Hall Arrangements By Al Cohn And Manny Albam1992Compil.
The Four Brothers .... Together Again !Herb Steward, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff1992Album
With Barry Harris QuartetsAl Cohn1991Compil.
The BirdlandersThe Birdlanders Featuring J.J. Johnson And Al Cohn1991Compil.
Zoot CaseZoot Sims & Al Cohn1991Album
Big Band SoundElliot Lawrence And His Orchestra Featuring Al Cohn And Gene Quill1991Album
The Best Of Teo MaceroTeo Macero Featuring Art Farmer, Bill Evans + Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Mal Waldron + Al Cohn, Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert + Phil Woods, Frank Rehak, Clark Terry + Eddie Costa, Pepper Adams1990Compil.
Cohn's DelightAl Cohn With Henri Renaud's All-Stars1990Compil.
The Complete Al Cohn / Barry Harris Quartets, Vol. 1 - Play It NowAl Cohn & Barry Harris1989Compil.
The Final Performance Volume OneAl Cohn With The Al Porcino Big Band1989Album
My Funny ValentineChet Baker, Art Pepper, Paul Desmond, Al Cohn, Bud Shank1989Compil.
The Complete Al Cohn / Barry Harris Quartets, Vol. 2 - No ProblemAl Cohn & Barry Harris1989Compil.
Natural RhythmFreddie Green, Al Cohn1987Compil.
Travelling LightLaila Dalseth & Al Cohn1987Album
Just For A ThrillWeslia Whitfield Featuring Al Cohn1987Album
RifftideAl Cohn1987Album
Tenor Contrasts Volume 2Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, James Moody1986Album
Tenor GladnessTotti Bergh & Al Cohn1986Album
AnniversaryDolo Coker, Bob Mover, Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Raney, Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell1985Album
One Of A KindDon Joseph Featuring Al Cohn1985Album
Standards Of ExcellenceAl Cohn1984Album
World ClassThe Woody Herman Big Band With Special Guests Al Cohn, Med Flory, Sal Nistico, Flip Phillips1984Album
The Birdland Stars On TourAl Cohn1983Compil.
Night Flight To DakarAl Cohn1982Album
Woody Herman Presents Four Others Volume 2Al Cohn, Sal Nistico, Bill Perkins, Flip Phillips1982Album
OvertonesAl Cohn1982Album
Tour De ForceAl Cohn, Scott Hamilton, Buddy Tate, Cal Collins, Jake Hanna, Bob Maize, Dave McKenna1982Album
NonpareilAl Cohn1981Album
Xanadu In AfricaAl Cohn / Billy Mitchell / Dolo Coker / Leroy Vinnegar / Frank Butler1981Album
The Don Harper & Denny Wright Quartet With Guest Star Al CohnDon Harper, Denny Wright, Al Cohn1980Album
No ProblemAl Cohn1980Album
A Date In New York - Vol. 2J.J. Johnson, Al Cohn1979Compil.
Heavy LoveAl Cohn & Jimmy Rowles1978Album
Al Cohn's AmericaAl Cohn1977Album
Silver BlueAl Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto1977Album
True BlueAl Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto1977Album
Brothers And Other MothersStan Getz, Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff, Brew Moore, Allen Eager1976Compil.
Play It NowAl Cohn1975Album
Motoring AlongAl Cohn & Zoot Sims1975Album
Body And SoulAl Cohn & Zoot Sims1974Album
Too Heavy For WordsJames Moody, Al Cohn1973Album
Al & Zoot In LondonAl Cohn & Zoot Sims1967Album
Either WayZoot Sims And Al Cohn With Cecil Collier1961Album
Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half NoteZoot Sims / Al Cohn / Phil Woods1959Album
Blues And HaikusJack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn And Zoot Sims1959Album
RosetaAl Cohn1958Single
Meet Kent Harian And His OrchestraKent Harian Orchestra, Al Cohn, Hal McKusick, Nick Travis1958Single
The Four Brothers .... Together Again !Herb Steward, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff1957Album
Tenor ConclaveHank Mobley / Al Cohn / John Coltrane / Zoot Sims1957Album
The BrothersStan Getz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Allen Eager, Brew Moore1956Compil.
The Brothers !Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca1956Album
The Brothers !Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca1956Single
The Sound Of SonnLarry Sonn Orchestra Featuring Al Cohn - Hal McKusick1956Album
Jazz Moderne No.1Al Cohn1956Single
CandidoCandido Featuring Al Cohn1956Album
The Sax SectionAl Cohn1956Album
Al Cohn's TonesAl Cohn1956Album
Three Of A KindAl Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca1956Single
Three Of A KindAl Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca1956Single
The Brothers !Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca1956Single
The Jazz Workshop - Four Brass, One TenorAl Cohn1955Album
Storyville Presents Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn1954Album
Chickasaw / BobscotchRed Rodney, Earl Swope, Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff, Terry Gibbs, Barbara Carroll, Denzil Best, Oscar Pettiford1950Album
The Most' / Chasin' The BassRed Rodney, Earl Swope, Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff, Terry Gibbs, Barbara Carroll, Denzil Best, Oscar Pettiford1950Album
And His Four BrothersStan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, Brew Moore1949Single
The Vibes Are OnSonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Charlie ParkerCompil.
Broadway/1954Al CohnAlbum
Five Tenor Brothers (Metronome Presents Six Sides Of Modern Jazz)Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Rolf Blomquist, James MoodyAlbum
My Funny ValentineAl Cohn Featuring Zoot SimsAlbum
Directly From The Half NotePhil Woods, Jimmy Rushing, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Richie Kamuca, Dave Frishberg, Major Holley, Mel Lewis, Tommy Potter, Mousey AlexanderAlbum
Jazz, Jazz, JazzAl CohnSingle
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