Zoot Sims

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1956

Zoot

Zoot Sims

Poll Winners Records

8436028691821

PWR 122727

PWR 27204

JAZZ

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CD 7,43 €

2 LPs ON 1 CD

5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE


This edition contains two amazing albums by the great Zoot Sims in their entirety! Backed by the same rhythm section on both LPs, Zoot is featured playing tenor sax on the first album, while on the second he plays multiple horns through the use of overdubbing.

Includes 12-page booklet

PERSONNEL:


ZOOT SIMS, tenor sax (on 1-8); alto, tenor & baritone sax (on 9-16)
JOHNNY WILLIAMS, piano
NABBIL “KNOBBY” TOTAH, bass
GUS JOHNSON, drums

(1-8) ZOOT. Chicago, October 12, 1956.
(9-16) ZOOT SIMS PLAYS ALTO, TENOR AND BARITONE
New York, November 2 (tracks 9-12) & November 9 (tracks 13-16), 1956.

Tracks:

01 9:20 SPECIAL 4:56
02 THE MAN I LOVE 5:17
03 55TH STREET 4:44
04 THE BLUE ROOM 5:12
05 GUS’S BLUES 4:31
06 THAT OLD FEELING 5:37
07 BOHEMIA AFTER DARK 3:37
08 WOODY’N YOU 5:24
09 BLINUET 4:39
10 THE TROUBLE WITH ME IS YOU 3:47
11 WHERE YOU AT? 3:06
12 ZONKIN’ 5:49
13 NOSHIN’ 3:30
14 MAJOR-MAJOR 6:13
15 MINOR-MINOR 4:06
16 PEGASUS 3:58

TOTAL TIME: 74:24

DOWN BEAT original review: ZOOT

“The album is a wholly spontaneous one, and as such, merits the full rating as one of the more sustained examples of hot jazz improvisation on recent records. Zoot is one of the very few jazzmen who can make 12” out of a one-horn LP a constantly fulfilling experience.” (Nat Hentoff)

DOWN BEAT original review: ZOOT SIMS PLAYS ALTO, TENOR, AND BARITONE
“Zoot and George Handy combined to make this a swinging contribution to record libraries. Handy’s writing is as constantly alive and imaginative, as Zoot’s playing is forceful and swinging.” (Dom Cerulli)