Al Cohn

Al Cohn (November 24, 1925 – February 15, 1988) was an American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He came to prominence in the band of clarinetist Woody Herman and was known for his longtime musical partnership with fellow saxophonist Zoot Sims.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 24, 1925 (New York City), Died February 15, 1988 (Stroudsburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone, arranger

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 75639 12/30/1949 Orinoco Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75640 12/30/1949 Mucha de nada Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75641 1/3/1950 Love is the sweetest thing-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75642 1/3/1950 I get a kick out of you-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75679 1/6/1950 Love walked in-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75680 1/6/1950 So easy-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86217 4/28/1954 I only have eyes for you Fred Dale Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86218 4/28/1954 Laura Fred Dale Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86219 4/28/1954 Mean to me Fred Dale Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 86220 4/28/1954 Ginger Fred Dale Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 88744 10/7/1955 O dem bums Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 88745 10/7/1955 Nutty Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 88746 10/7/1955 Zanzy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 88747 10/7/1955 Ida bridges falling down Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89749 4/10/1956 Frank, but Ernest Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89750 4/10/1956 Close cover before striking Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89751 4/10/1956 From A to Z Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89752 4/10/1956 It looks like rain Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89753 4/11/1956 we three Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89754 4/11/1956 The flat cap Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89755 4/11/1956 The Sonn also rises Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 89756 4/11/1956 Lmeon twist Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100667 10/1/1956 Darn that dream Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100668 10/1/1956 Walk with me Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100669 10/1/1956 The touch of your lips Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100670 10/1/1956 Stop, look and run Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100671 10/2/1956 Prelude to a kiss Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100672 10/2/1956 Lullaby of the leaves Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100673 10/2/1956 What is there to say Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100674 10/2/1956 See how you are Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100675 10/2/1956 Take care Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100676 10/3/1956 I'll be back for more Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100677 10/3/1956 Misty Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100678 10/3/1956 Here I am in love again Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101000 11/20/1956 Desert sunrise Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101001 11/20/1956 Congo mambo Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101002 11/20/1956 My heart stood still Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101003 11/20/1956 Nice work if you can get it Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101060 12/3/1956 S-H-I-N-E Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101061 12/3/1956 The lady is a tramp Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101062 12/3/1956 So far, so good Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101063 12/3/1956 A blues serenade Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101064 12/3/1956 Chlo-e Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101065 12/4/1956 Good spirits Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101066 12/4/1956 Winter Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101067 12/4/1956 Lazy man stomp Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101068 12/4/1956 I should care Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101069 12/4/1956 Bunny hunch Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101070 12/4/1956 Ill wind Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101071 12/4/1956 Back to back Al Cohn-Bob Brookmeyer Quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101529 2/1/1957 Cha cha for Gia Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101530 2/1/1957 Madrid Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101531 2/1/1957 Sing something simple Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101532 2/1/1957 You're driving me crazy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102100 3/26/1957 You're a lucky guy Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102101 3/26/1957 Halley's comet Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102102 3/26/1957 Chasin' the blues Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102103 3/26/1957 Two funky people-1 Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102104 3/26/1957 The wailing boat Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102105 3/26/1957 Brandy and beer Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102106 3/27/1957 Gone with the wind Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102107 3/27/1957 Just you, just me Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102108 3/27/1957 It's a wonderful world Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102148 4/2/1957 My sweetie went away Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102149 4/2/1957 Am I blue? Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102150 4/3/1957 See here Miss Bromley Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102151 4/3/1957 Poor Dr. Millmoss Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102152 4/3/1957 All too soon Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102153 4/4/1957 Minor matters Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102154 4/4/1957 Latined fractured Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102155 4/4/1957 Blues from Neither Coast Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102212 4/8/1957 Darn that dream Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102213 4/8/1957 My baby just cares for me Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102214 4/8/1957 Hi-ho Steverino-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102215 4/8/1957 I gotta run-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103490 10/11/1957 Maria Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103491 10/11/1957 Prologue and Jet song Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103492 10/11/1957 Tonight Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103493 10/11/1957 Something's coming Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103494 10/11/1957 Somewhere Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103495 10/11/1957 Finale: I feel pretty/America/One hand Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104017 1/18/1958 Sweet Eloise Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104018 1/18/1958 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104019 1/18/1958 Moonlight cocktail Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104020 1/19/1958 Don't sit under the apple tree Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104021 1/19/1958 Wham! Rebop born bam Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104022 1/19/1958 I've got a gal in Kalamazoo Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104024 1/20/1958 Elmer's tune Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104025 1/20/1958 Booglie wooglie piggy Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104026 1/20/1958 Serenade in blue Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104027 1/21/1958 Chattanooga choo choo Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104028 1/21/1958 Perfidia Tex Beneek Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104077 1/21/1958 Holiday Barry Galbraith arranger  
Decca 104078 1/21/1958 I like to recognize the tune Barry Galbraith arranger  
Decca 104079 1/21/1958 Portrait of Jennie Barry Galbraith arranger  
Decca 104080 1/21/1958 A gal in calico Barry Galbraith arranger  
Decca 104101 1/28/1958 My heart stood still Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104102 1/28/1958 On a Sunday by the sea Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104103 1/28/1958 I hear music Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104104 1/28/1958 Swing into Spring Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104174 1/24/1958 Clap yo hands Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104175 1/24/1958 Them there eyes Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104176 1/24/1958 Early Autumn Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104177 1/24/1958 You took advantage of me Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104497 3/3/1958 Duke's place Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104498 3/3/1958 In a sentimental mood Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104499 3/3/1958 Sophisticated lady Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104500 3/3/1958 Prelude to a kiss Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104508 3/4/1958 Satin doll Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104509 3/4/1958 Solitude Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104510 3/4/1958 It don't mean a thing Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104511 3/4/1958 Mood indigo Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104517 3/5/1958 I'm beginning to see the light Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104518 3/5/1958 Don't you know I care Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104519 3/5/1958 In a mellow tone Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104520 3/5/1958 The sky fell down Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105406 8/6/1958 His eye is on the sparrow Carmen McRae instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105407 8/6/1958 The eagle and me Carmen McRae instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105408 8/6/1958 When the red, red robbin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along Carmen McRae instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105409 8/6/1958 Georgia Rose Carmen McRae instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105410 8/8/1958 Bob White Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105411 8/8/1958 Baltimore oriole Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105433 8/7/1958 Lover man Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105434 8/7/1958 Mop mop Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105435 8/7/1958 Woody'n you Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105436 8/7/1958 'Round midnight Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105437 8/7/1958 Lester leaps in Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105456 8/8/1958 Chicken today, feathers tomorrow Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105627 11/24/1958 A helluva town George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105628 11/24/1958 Manhattan-Rico George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 105704 9/23/1958 I got plenty o' nuttin' Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105705 9/23/1958 My man's gone now Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105706 9/23/1958 It takes a long pull to get there Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105732 9/30/1958 Bess oh where is my Bess? Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105733 9/30/1958 I loves you Porgy Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105734 9/30/1958 Summertime Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105735 9/30/1958 Bess you is my woman now Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105758 10/3/1958 It ain't necessarily so Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105759 10/3/1958 Oh Lord, I'm on my way Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105760 10/3/1958 Red headed woman Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 105761 10/3/1958 There's a boat that's leaving soon for New York Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 113530 5/23/1963 Soft winds Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113531 5/23/1963 'Round midnight Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113532 5/23/1963 Bottoms up Gene Roland ; Gene Roland instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113533 5/23/1963 A stranger in town Gene Roland instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113534 5/23/1963 The gold dust twins Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113535 5/24/1963 Suzie's theme Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113536 5/24/1963 Foofnik Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113537 5/24/1963 A smooth one Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113538 5/24/1963 The wrong blues Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113539 5/24/1963 The great lie Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 117712 7/14/1966 Georgia Rose Carmen McRae instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cohn, Al," accessed December 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103183.

Cohn, Al. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103183.

"Cohn, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 December 2022.

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