Al Cohn , Joe Newman & Freddie Green ‎– Mosaic Select

Mosaic Records (2) ‎– MS-027
Mosaic Select – 27
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
3 × CD


1-1 Kiss To Build A Dream On
1-2 Doggin Around
1-3 Jump The Blues Away
1-4 Jack's Kinda Swing
1-5 The Natural Thing To Do
1-6 A.C. Meets Osie
1-7 Baby Please
1-8 9:20 Special
1-9 Pick A Dilly
1-10 Count Me In
1-11 Freddie's Tune
1-12 Osie's Blues
1-13 Up In The Blues
1-14 Down For Double
1-15 Back And Forth
1-16 Free And Easy
1-17 Learnin' The Blues
1-18 Feed Bag
1-19 Something's Gotta Give
1-20 Easy Does It
1-21 Little Red
1-22 Swinging Back
1-23 A Date With Ray
1-24 When You Wish Upon A Star
2-1 Pretty Skinny Bunny
2-2 Leonice
2-3 Jack's Wax
2-4 Topsy
2-5 Captain Spaulding
2-6 I Could Have Told You
2-7 Soon
2-8 Limehouse Blues
2-9 Dream A Little Dream Of Me
2-10 Corner Pocket
2-11 If I Could Be With You
2-12 It's A Thing Of The Past
2-13 Lullaby Of Birdland
2-14 Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails
2-15 You Can Depend On Me
2-16 We'll Be Together Again
2-17 It's Bad For Me
2-18 Exactly Like You
2-19 Shameful Roger
3-1 The Daughter Of Miss Thing
3-2 Sometimes I'm Happy
3-3 Sweethearts On Parade
3-4 Slats
3-5 Lament For A Lost Love
3-6 Perfidia
3-7 Rosetta
3-8 The Song Is Ended
3-9 Linger Awhile
3-10 Every Time
3-11 Haroosh
3-12 Just Plain Sam
3-13 I'm Coming Virginia
3-14 Cohn Not Cohen
3-15 A Little Song
3-16 Foggy Water
3-17 Sugar Cohn



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January 19, 2014
Description from Mosaic website:
"In the mid fifties, Al Cohn, Joe Newman and Freddie Green were ubiquitous at RCA Victor jazz sessions. In 1955, they made five superb small group swing albums together for RCA with the group size ranging from septet to nonet. These wonderful sessions were issued as Cohn's The Natural Seven and Four Trumpets, One Tenor, Newman's All I Wanna Do Is Swing and I'm Still Swinging and Green's Mr. Rhythm. The material, arranged in equal portions by Ernie Wilkins, Manny Albam and Cohn on each album, included standards and Basie classics but leaned heavily on originals by the leaders and arrangers.
The spirit of Count Basie's Kansas City Seven informs all 61 selections. The sound of Basie's band played an influential role in the writing styles of Cohn, Wilkins and Albam. Cohn's Pres-inspired tenor and the work of Basie-ites Newman, Wilkins, Henry Coker and, of course, Freddie Green among others keep that joyous easy swing alive throughout.

Like the Basie band of the fifties, the music here is tightly arranged and smoothly executed swing with great charts and excellent, succinct solos played with a modern tinge against some of the hippest rhythm sections that jazz has to offer. Other sidemen include Urbie Green, Nat Pierce, Dick Katz, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson and Shadow Wilson.

This 3-CD set is mastered from the beautiful-sounding original tapes, all made at RCA's Webster Hall studio."