Zoot Sims


Ocium Jazz

Zoot Sims (ts), Gerry Wiggins, John Lewis, Harry Biss (p), Pierre Michelot, Curley Russell (b), Kenny Clarke, Don Lamond, Art Blakey (d)

Reference: OCM CD 019

Often defined as a "Cool" musician, Sims tended to follow Ben Webster's warm style with an exact model of inventive and tireless swing, a tenor sax that never played a single inappropriate phrase. This pan-O-ramic CD ranges his early 50s Quartets for Vogue & Prestige, displaying his tremendous sense of the improvisation, featuring the piano excellences of Gerry Wiggins and John Lewis, plus a friendly Sextet bonus track with Kai Winding and his ex-Hermanite colleague Al Cohn.


1. Night And Day (2:58)
2. Slingin' Hash (3:19)
3. Tenorly (2:48)
4. I Understand (3:39)
5. Don't Worry About Me (3:08)
6. Crystal (3:12)
7. Zoot And Zoot (3:21)
8. My Silent Love (2:38)
9. Jane.O (2:42)
10. Dancing In The Dark (3:28)
11. Memories Of You (3:05)
12. Trotting (3:47)
13. It Had To Be You (2:47)
14. Zoot Swings The Blues (Take 1) (8:37)
15. Zoot Swings The Blues (Take 2) (2:26)
16. East Of The Sun (11:05)
17. I Wonder Who (2:36)
18. Tangerine (4:23)

Total Time: (70:08)

Tracks #1-7: Zoot Sims Quartet
Zoot Sims (ts); Gerry Wiggins (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d)
Paris, June 26, 1950

#8-11: Zoot Sims Quartet
Zoot Sims (ts); John Lewis (p); Curley Russell (b); Don Lamond (d)
New York, September 16, 1950

#12-17: Zoot Sims Quartet
Zoot Sims (ts); Harry Biss (p); Clyde Lombardi (b); Art Blakey (d)
New York, August 14, 1951

#18: Zoot Sims Sextet
Kai Winding (tb); Zoot Sims, Al Cohn (ts); George Wallington (p); Percy Heath (b); Art Blakey (d)
New York, September 8, 1952

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