Night Bird – Al Cohn & Kitty Malone

A swinging vocal by saxman Al Cohn, in two different keys. Eminently customizable.

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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Kitty Malone

born on January 1, 1970

Unfortunately, lyricist Kitty Malone's identity is a complete mystery, even to the son (guitarist Joe Cohn) of the composer of the composition Night Bird, Al Cohn. The name may have been a pen name for someone else or she may have been a lyricist in her own right, but we haven't been able to find any information on her today. Read more...

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