Bar code: 8436028692866
This release includes all of Zoot Sims´ live recordings of 17 tracks recorded in Denmark during august 1978. These quartet performances feature the pianist´ regular trio with Danish bass phenomenon Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummers Alex Riel or Ed Thigpen.
The current 2-CD set marks the first time that all of these difficult to find Danish recordings are presented on one sole edition.
01. FLOWER WALTZ
02. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
05. I WONDER WHERE OUR LOVE HAS GONE
06. IN A MELLOW TONE
07. I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN´T GOOD)
09. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
Total time: 61:20 min.
01. TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
02. IN THE MIDDLE OF A KISS
03. I´LL REMEMBER APRIL
04. IT´S ALL RIGHT WITH ME
05. THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
06. BLUE HODGE
07. MORNING FUN
08. SOFTLY AS A MORNING SUNRISE
Total time: 60:44 min.
These live sessions previously appeared in three different sets:
- "Zoot Sims & Kenny Drew Trio Live In Denmark" (Century CEJC 00109).
- "Zoot Sims In Copenhagen" (Storyville STCD 8244).
- "Zoot Sims With The Kenny Drew Trio "Zoot Sims In Copenhagen" (Mobile Fidelity UDCD 1-694).
Personnel: Zoot Sims (ts & ss), Kenny Drew (p), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) and Ed Thigpen or Alex Riel (d).
CD 1, tracks #1-8 recorded live in Copenhagen, Denmark, on August 4, 1978.
CD 1, track #9 & CD 2, recorded live at "Jazzhouse Slukefter", Copenhagen, Denmark, on August 24, 1978.
-Zoot Sims In Copenhagen (Storyville)
"Formerly put out by Storyville, this audiophile CD reissue features the great Zoot Sims performing in a quartet with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and two notable expatriates: pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Ed Thigpen. Sims, who doubles here on soprano, is in typically swinging form on such numbers as "Too Close for Comfort," "In a Mellowtone," an extended, nearly ten-minute rendition of "All the Things You Are," and "It's All Right with Me." The supporting rhythm section is perfect for this style of music, and Sims is heard throughout in prime form."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide