Swingin' the Jazz Alphabet
William Faust | Columbus, Ohio | 12/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While not the best collaboration between these two tenor giants of the 1950's, this small group swing session is first rate and features some fine performances by both Sims and Cohn. 16 tracks including alternate takes, this session was recorded in 1956 and includes the rhythm section of Osie Johnson, Milt Hinton, Dave McKenna/Hank Jones (alternating on piano) and not to forget Dick Sherman on trumpet. Good, solid swinging jazz. My only criticism is that the arrangements here are somewhat uninspired (or at least not very clever) when compared to some of Cohn's other sextet outings of the period. Recommended and well worth the price."
Fun jazz, well played
DaveClarkVibe | Nashville, TN United States | 03/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Al Cohn and Zoot Sims team up to provide a tightly woven, well-orchestrated album that will keep your toes tappin' and your face grinnin'
Their collective ability to show a lighter side and sense of humor on this album has made it one of the favorites in my collection, alongside Zoot's collaboration with Clifford Brown."