Monday, August 3, 2015

Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims 1995 We Three - Tenor Sax Legends

Genre: Jazz
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:36
Size: 104,45 MB

United States

Review by Ken Dryden

This compilation combines portions of studio dates led by three different saxophonists: Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Dexter Gordon. Cohn is heard from a 1956 session originally made for Dawn, joined by the always in-demand New York rhythm section of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. As always, Cohn is in top form, especially on the mellow ballad "We Three." Trombonist Frank Rehak is added for the up-tempo cooker "Idaho," "Be Loose," and "Good Old Blues." Sims is only heard on one track, leading a quintet through a warm treatment of "Ill Wind." The addition of the three Dexter Gordon tracks seems like a misfit, as they come from part of a date, taped in 1977, that had previously appeared in full on releases by Who's Who in Jazz and Glad Hamp. There's nothing wrong with Gordon's playing, but the far brighter sound and slightly overbearing conga of Candido on "Lullaby of Birdland" and "Seven Come Eleven" (though the latter piece features Gordon on soprano sax) keeps this session from meshing very well with the 1956 Dawn sessions that make up the rest of the CD. Gordon's supporting cast includes Hank Jones, Lionel Hampton, Bucky Pizzarelli, George Duvivier, and Oliver Jackson, with the conga-free "I Should Care" easily eclipsing the other two pieces. This is an enjoyable but somewhat oddly assembled compilation.


01 - We Three 03:48

02 - Idaho 03:38

03 - The Things I Love 03:53

04 - Be Loose 04:19

05 - When Day Is Done 03:56

06 - Good Old Blues 04:50

07 - Ill Wind 05:09

08 - Lullaby Of Birdland 04:20

09 - I Should Care 05:14

10 - Seven Come Eleven 06:29

Gamble for more Dexter Gordon, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims

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