Mellow Side – Al Cohn

Aptly titled, this medium-tempo song has a classic smooth "cool jazz" sound. Al Cohn's original recording has a four-horn arrangement but this song works just as well in a smaller group setting, as shown by our exclusive trio recording by Al's son Joe Cohn.

Al Cohn

November 24, 1925 – February 15, 1988

Al Cohn, born in Brooklyn, NY, went on to become not only a brilliant jazz tenor saxophonist, but an arranger, leader and sideman par excellence. From the "Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection," East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania website: "His career in jazz spanned more than 45 years. He performed with the bands of Henry Jerome, Joe Marsala, Georgie Auld, Alvino Rey, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Elliot Lawrence and others. Many of the arrangements used by these bands were written by Al, and he also arranged for Gerry Mulligan, Quincy Jones, Terry Gibbs and Jimmy Rushing. Read more...

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