Heavy Love

Al Cohn

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Heavy Love Review

by Scott Yanow

This duet set by tenor saxophonist Al Cohn and pianist Jimmy Rowles is a classic and has fortunately been reissued on CD. From the start (with Cohn ripping through an unaccompanied chorus on "Them There Eyes") through the six standards (including a previously unissued version of "For All We Know") and the ad-lib blues "Bar Talk," the momentum and excitement of this encounter never slows down. Cohn and Rowles' swing-oriented styles, wit and ability to come up with fresh ideas on older songs are quite complementary; they continually bring out the best in each other. This highly recommended set is a real gem, a highpoint in both of the musicians' long careers.

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