Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Zoot Sims, Al Cohn|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
One of only a handful of duet recordings by these old friends, this one has one of those quirky fables that certain rare, obscure recordings possess. Zoot and Al had recorded together for Coral, RCA, and Mercury, but in... more »
One of only a handful of duet recordings by these old friends, this one has one of those quirky fables that certain rare, obscure recordings possess. Zoot and Al had recorded together for Coral, RCA, and Mercury, but in 1960, a budding entrepreneur named Fred Miles bankrolled his first (and only) title for his own small label. A very strong rhythm support including the cool Mose Allison at the piano, Bill Crow on bass, Gus Johnson on drums, and Cecil "Kid Haffey" Collier shouting a few blues tunes, was assembled. The album, after limited distribution and sales, became a holy grail in the years to come for Jazz fans who had waited too long and missed the original edition. Stereo copies on vinyl are especially rare. Now, resurrected from the original stereo masters, this cool dual-tenor summit is available to audiophiles in 24/96 DAD splendor.
andrew l'amour | brookings, sd USA | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this was my first sims/cohn recording and i was literally floored. because if this i have added several other recordings of theirs. i could not believe how tight they played together from the first note to the last. mose allison on piano is terrific as he usually is but oh my, chick "kid haffey" collier---- what can i say! his scatting on 'nagasaki' will knock your socks off and just about anything else you are wearing. i am not your true jazz aficionado but i do know what i like and this is tremendous in everyway. you will not go wrong in adding this to any music collection whether you are truly devoted to everything jazz or just browsing for something to add to a varied collection. people will be impressed by your tastes and standards when you bring this one out."