The high point of their recorded output can be found on You 'n' Me, a collection of standards and original compositions released on Mercury Records in 1960. The two also played on some of author Jack Kerouac's recordings. The rhythm section on their 1950s recordings included Mose Allison on piano. In addition to his work as a jazz tenor saxophonist, Cohn was an arranger. His work included the Broadway productions of Raisin' and Sophisticated Ladies. Also, Cohn did arrangements for unreleased Linda Rondstadt recordings from the 1980s. Cohn also appeared on stage with Elvis Presley in June, 1972, as a member of the Joe Malin Orchestra at Madison Square Garden. Cohn's first wife was the singer Marilyn Moore.
His son, Joe Cohn is a jazz guitar player. Discography As leader Cohn's Tones (1950) Cohn on the Saxophone (1956) - Dawn Records Featuring Bob Brookmeyer (1956) - Coral Records, with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer Play It Now (1975; Xanadu Records) Al Cohn's America (1976; Xanadu) No Problem (1979; Xanadu) Nonpareil (1981; Concord Records), with Lou Levy, Monty Budwig, Jake Hanna True Blue with Dexter Gordon (1976; Xanadu) Silver Blue with Dexter Gordon (1976; Xanadu) Heavy Love with Jimmy Rowles (1977; Xanadu) Tour De Force (1981) live in Japan w/ tenor players Buddy Tate and Scott Hamilton. Standards of Excellence (1984; Concord) Rifftide (1987) with Rein de Graaf (piano), Koos Serierse (bass), Eric Ineke (drums) by Timeless Records As sideman With Trigger Alpert Trigger Happy! (Riverside, 1956) - also released as East Coast Sounds With Kenny Burrell Earthy (Prestige, 1957) With Mundell Lowe Satan in High Heels (soundtrack) (Charlie Parker, 1961) With Lalo Schifrin and Bob Brookmeyer Samba Para Dos (Verve, 1963) With Zoot Sims From A to Z (1956) Al and Zoot (1957) Either Way (1960) Blues and Haikus (1960) - Playing behind Jack Kerouac's poetry reading. You 'n' Me (1960) Body and Soul (1973) - With Jaki Byard on Piano, George Duvivier on Bass and Mel Lewis on Drums. Produced by Don Schlitten. Motoring Along (1975) - With Horace Parlan on Piano, Hugo Rasmussen on Bass and Sven Erik Norregaard on Drums. Produced by Rune Ofwerman. Either Way (1960) Hoagy Carmichael Sessions and More Easy as Pie: Live at the Left Bank (1968) live in Baltimore, with pianist Dave Frishberg, Read more on Last.fm.
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