by Zoot Sims QuintetZoot Sims Quintet

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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For a little while in the mid-'50s, Zoot Sims occasionally doubled on alto although he soon switched back exclusively to tenor where he had a stronger musical personality. On the CD reissue of Riverside's 1956 Zoot!, Sims plays alto on two of the seven tracks and works well with trumpeter Nick Travis. Actually, pianist George Handy, who contributed four originals (two standards and drummer Osie Johnson's "Osmosis" complete the program) and did all of the arranging, comes across as the key supporting player; bassist Wilbur Ware and Johnson are fine in quiet support. Although Handy's arrangements are a bit modern, this is still a typically hard-swinging and melodic Zoot Sims date.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
Label: Jazz Wax Records
UPC: 8436006494604
catalogNumber: 0649460
Rank: 31912


  1. Why Cry?
  2. Echoes of You
  3. Swim, Jim
  4. Here and Now
  5. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)
  6. Osmosis
  7. Taking a Chance on Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zoot Sims Quintet   Primary Artist
Wilbur Ware   Bass
George Handy   Piano
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Osie Johnson   Drums
Zoot Sims   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Handy   Arranger,Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Osie Johnson   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes
John Latouche   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ted Fetter   Composer
Carol Reiff Galletly   Cover Photo

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