Note – Al Cohn
A charming uptempo swinger, with a 2-horn arrangement full of counterpoint. From the Al Cohn/Zoot Sims quintet repertoire.
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- Recording: Al Cohn - You 'N' Me
- Recorded on: June 1, 1960
- Label: Mercury (MG 20606)
- Concert Key: G
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Tenor Sax - Al Cohn
- Tenor Sax - Zoot Sims
- Piano - Mose Allison
- Bass - Major Holley
- Drums - Osie Johnson
First and second parts are available for alto sax, tenor sax, guitar and trumpet as well as bass clef instruments. If played by alto and tenor, try using the first tenor part and the second alto part for a particularly interesting result. In the alto parts, most of the B section is up an octave from where it is in the tenor parts; the second (harmony) part will thus be above the melody for the B section.
"The Note" is also the name of the newsletter of the Al Cohn Memorial Collection, at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania; it seems likely the newsletter was named for this song.
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...