Zoot Sims (ts), Phil Woods (cl), Gene Quill (cl, b-cl), Sol Schlinger (b-cl), Spencer Sinatra (fl, pic), Phil Bodner, Jerry Sanfino, Ronnie Odrich (fl, cl), Jim Hall, Kenny Burrell, Barry Galbraith (g), Art Davis, Milt Hinton (b), Sol Gubin (d), Ted Sommer, Tommy Lopez, Willie Rodriguez (perc)
Reference: UBCD 308
Bar code: 8427328123082
"Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims recorded two bossa nova albums for the Colpix label—New Beat Bossa Nova in August 1962 and New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 2 in November of that year. They were nearly every bit as swinging as Stan Getz's Jazz Samba album recorded in February '62, just not as widely distributed and without the marketing and radio muscle of Verve. Here are both Zoot Sims albums without ads. Put it on and enjoy while you work, answer emails or just read..."
—Marc Myers (April 8, 2022)
"Zoot Sims and guitarist Jim Hall are the featured soloists in this collection of bossa nova charts by either Al Cohn or Manny Albam. With two separate all-star large ensembles made up of reeds, strings (guitar and bass), and percussion, including Gene Quill, Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell (playing rhythm guitar), Barry Galbraith, and Milt Hinton, among others, Sims and Hall benefit from the light but swinging backgrounds [...] There are also a number of then-current Brazilian pop tunes, though none of them have made a lasting impact in jazz repertoire. An enjoyable reissue project."
Ken Dryden -All Music Guide