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Zoot Sims

ts, 1925-1985 US, Inglewood, California
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. John Haley Sims

American jazz saxophonist. Born: 29 October 29 1925 in Inglewood, California, USA. Died: 23 March 1985 in New York City, New York, USA (age 59). "Zoot" Sims is one of the greatest high register saxophone players of his generation, especially on tenor, though he also adopted alto and much later soprano. Regularly recorded for Norman Granz labels, and is well known for his playing on the recordings of beatnik writer and painter Jack Kerouac.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Soprano sax
  • Alto sax
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soul
Popular Tracks   
Evening In Paris on Zoot Sims avec Henri Renaud et son orchestre by Zoot Sims
Low Life on Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel: Quietly There by Zoot Sims
So Long on Suddenly It's Spring by Zoot Sims
Suddenly It's Spring on Suddenly It's Spring by Zoot Sims
Zoot on Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel: Quietly There by Zoot Sims
Emaline on Suddenly It's Spring by Zoot Sims
Blinuet on Blinuet by Zoot Sims
Violets For Your Furs - Remastered 2007/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims by Jutta Hipp & Zoot Sims
How Deep Is The Ocean on Interplay [Box Set] by John Coltrane
I Got It Bad AndThat Ain't Good on Jazz Night by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
12 Classic Albums: 1956-1962Zoot Sims2015Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsZoot Sims2013Album
Zoot Sims And The Gershwin BrothersZoot Sims2013Album
CompatabilityZoot Sims2013Compil.
Live In Yamagata Vol. 2Zoot Sims2012Album
Baden-Baden – June 23, 1958Zoot Sims2012Album
Live In Yamagata Vol. 1Zoot Sims2012Album
Plays Alto, Tenor And BaritoneZoot Sims2011Single
Rare And Unissued 1955-56 BroadcastsGerry Mulligan And His Sextet / Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Bob Brookmeyer & Zoot Sims2010Compil.
Los Angeles 1959Zoot Sims Meets Lambert, Hendricks & Ross2010Compil.
Complete RecordingsBobby Hackett & Zoot Sims2009Compil.
Live In Japan 1977 Vol. 2Zoot Sims2009Album
Zoot Sims With Lighthouse Allstars 1954Zoot Sims With Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars2009Album
Live In Japan 1977 Vol. 1Zoot Sims2009Album
Four Classic AlbumsZoot Sims2009Compil.
The Scene - Live In New YorkJimmy Rushing, Zoot Sims & Al Cohn2009Album
5658Zoot Sims2008Album
In CopenhagenZoot Sims, DR2007Album
Love For Sale Live In Dublin 1978Zoot Sims2007Album
Complete Original Quintet / Sextet Studio RecordingsAl Cohn / Zoot Sims2007Compil.
Folk Jazz U.S.A. and Alabama ConcertoJohn Benson Brooks Featuring Cannonball Adderley, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Art Farmer2007Compil.
Zoot SuiteZoot Sims2007Album
2x4 Jazz Duets in the Round: Music Minus One Tenor SaxZoot Sims2006Album
Live At The Half Note Again!Zoot Sims2006Album
Alone Together: Music Minus One Tenor SaxZoot Sims2006Album
Live At The Half NoteZoot Sims2006Album
That Old FeelingZoot Sims2005Compil.
What's NewZoot Sims2005Compil.
Live At Falcon LairZoot Sims With The Joe Castro Trio2004Album
Olympia - November 19, 1960Gerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band Featuring Zoot Sims2002Album
TenorlyZoot Sims2001Album
The Tenor GiantsZoot Sims2001Album
The Complete 1944-1954 Small Group SessionsZoot Sims2001Compil.
Early AutumStan Getz, Kai Winding, Woody Herman, Zoot Sims, Shorty Rogers, Al Cohn, Shelly Manne2001Compil.
Easy As Pie: "Live" At The Left BankAl Cohn & Zoot Sims2000Album
It Had To Be YouZoot Sims2000Album
Zoot Sims Et Henri RenaudZoot Sims2000Compil.
Only A RoseZoot Sims1999Album
Zürich 1960Gerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band Featuring Zoot Sims, TCB Music SA1999Album
Only A RoseZoot Sims, Metropole Orchestra1999Compil.
"Live" In PhillyZoot Sims1998Album
The Bossa Nova SessionsZoot Sims1998Compil.
Getting SentimentalZoot Sims1997Album
Quartet & SextetZoot Sims1997Album
In A Mellow ToneZoot Sims1996Album
ElegaicZoot Sims1996Album
Suddenly It's SpringZoot Sims1996Album
I Like It Like ThatZoot Sims1996Single
Zoot Sims Quartet - That Old FeelingZoot Sims1996Album
Zoot Sims In CopenhagenZoot Sims With The Kenny Drew Trio1995Album
Stan Getz & The Rare Dawn SessionsStan Getz, Zoot Sims, Wardell Gray, Paul Quinichette1994Compil.
Bohemia After DarkZoot Sims1994Compil.
The Rare Dawn SessionsZoot Sims1994Compil.
On The KornerZoot Sims1994Album
Plays Johnny Mandel - Quietly ThereZoot Sims1993Album
The European Tour 1953Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Featuring Zoot Sims ● Lee Konitz, Frank Rosolino ● Conte Candoli And Special Guest June Christy1993Album
Somebody Loves MeZoot Sims1993Album
Olympia - November 19, 1960Gerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band Featuring Zoot Sims1992Album
Loose BluesBill Evans, Zoot Sims, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, "Philly" Joe Jones1992Album
Suddenly It's SpringZoot Sims1992Album
Art & ZootArt Pepper & Zoot Sims1991Album
Pinky & ZootPinky Winters, Zoot Sims, Norma1991Album
Zoot CaseZoot Sims1991Album
For Lady DayZoot Sims1991Album
1961-1962Charlie Byrd, Zoot Sims, Les McCann1990Compil.
Live in DemarkZoot Sims, The Kenny Drew Trio1990Album
Tonite's music todayZoot Sims1990Album
Vic Vogel Le Big BandVic Vogel Le Big Band Featuring Zoot Sims1990Album
Down HomeZoot Sims1987Album
Zoot Sims in ParisZoot Sims1987Album
Zoot Sims / Frank RosolinoZoot Sims / Frank Rosolino1986Compil.
Tenor Contrasts Volume 2Zoot Sims1986Album
In A Sentimental MoodZoot Sims1985Album
Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel Quietly ThereZoot Sims1984Album
Suddenly It's SpringZoot Sims1983Album
Blues For 2Zoot Sims Plus Joe Pass1983Album
Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half NoteZoot Sims1983Compil.
4 Four SaxLee Konitz - Zoot Sims - Frank Foster - Bobby Jaspar1982Compil.
The "Interplay" SessionsBill Evans With Freddie Hubbard And Zoot Sims1982Album
Newport Jazz Festival 1972 Volume IB.B. King Special Guest Artists Kenny Burrell, Roy Haynes, Joe Newman, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry1982Compil.
I Wish I Were TwinsZoot Sims1981Album
The SwingerZoot Sims1981Album
The Best OfZoot Sims1980Compil.
Eastern FlightZoot Sims Featuring Buddy Rich1980Album
A Celebration Of DukeZoot Sims, Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry, Quadrant1980Album
Just FriendsZoot Sims, Harry Edison1980Album
Passion FlowerZoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington1980Album
Suitably ZootZoot Sims With Al Cohn-Richie Kamuca Sextet, Bob Brookmeyer Quintet1979Album
Warm TenorZoot Sims And Jimmy Rowles1979Album
Brother In SwingZoot Sims, Vogue1979Album
Air Mail SpecialZoot Sims / Buddy Rich1978Compil.
On The TrailZoot Sims - Flip Phillips - Urbie Green - Clark Terry - Harry Edison - Victor Feldman1978Album
Zoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon EardleyZoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon Eardley1977Album
Hawthorne NightsZoot Sims1977Album
If I'm LuckyZoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles1977Album
Nash-VilleZoot Sims, Dick Nash1977Album
Joe & ZootJoe Venuti And Zoot Sims1976Compil.
Basie & ZootCount Basie & Zoot Sims1976Album
Locking HornsJoe Newman, Zoot Sims, Ray Draper, John Coltrane1976Compil.
Soprano SaxZoot Sims1976Album
Zoot Sims With Bucky PizzarelliZoot Sims / Bucky Pizzarelli1976Album
Strike Up The BandBobby Hackett, Zoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli, Richard Davis, Mel Lewis & Hank Jones1975Album
Zoot Sims And The Gershwin BrothersZoot Sims1975Album
Motoring AlongAl Cohn & Zoot Sims1975Album
ZootcaseZoot Sims1975Compil.
Body And SoulAl Cohn & Zoot Sims1974Album
Zoot Sims' PartyZoot Sims1974Album
Vic DickensonVic Dickenson, Joe Thomas, Scoville Brown, Red Richards, Bill Pemberton, Oliver Jackson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Zoot Sims, Doc Cheatham1974Album
NirvanaZoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli Special Guest Buddy Rich1974Album
First Recordings!Zoot Sims1972Compil.
Stella By Starlight / Over The RainbowZoot Sims1967Single
Inter-ActionSonny Stitt & Zoot Sims1966Album
Waiting GameZoot Sims1966Album
Cookin'!Zoot Sims1965Album
Good Old ZootZoot Sims1963Compil.
Zoot Sims In ParisZoot Sims1962Album
Jazz Mission To Moscow (Featuring Top Jazz Artists On Their Return From Tour Of Soviet Union 1962)Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bill Crow, Willie Dennis, Mel Lewis, Webster Hall1962Album
Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band On TourGerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band Guest Soloist: Zoot Sims1962Album
Solo For ZootZoot Sims1962Album
South American Cookin'Curtis Fuller's Quintet Featuring Zoot Sims1961Album
ChoiceZoot Sims1961Album
Either WayZoot Sims And Al Cohn With Cecil Collier1961Album
Poll Winners JazzZoot Sims1961Single
Zoot At Ronnie Scott'sZoot Sims1961Album
The Swingers!Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims1960Single
Jive At FiveZoot Sims1960Single
Airmail Special / Flying HomeT. Charles Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims1960Single
Jazz ImmortalClifford Brown featuring Zoot Sims1960Album
Down HomeZoot Sims1960Album
More Drums On FireSonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Benny Barth, Armando Peraza, Ray Mosca With Freddie Gambrell, The Mastersounds, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman1959Album
A Gasser!Annie Ross & Zoot Sims1959Album
Blues And HaikusJack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn And Zoot Sims1959Album
Jazz Alive! A Night At The Half NoteZoot Sims / Al Cohn / Phil Woods1959Album
Locking HornsZoot Sims1958Single
Tenors Anyone?Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, Wardell Gray1958Album
Locking HornsJoe Newman And Zoot Sims1957Album
Zoot Sims Plays Four AltosZoot Sims1957Album
Zoot Sims Goes To JazzvilleZoot Sims1957Album
Plays Alto, Tenor And BaritoneZoot Sims1957Album
Night session in ParisZoot Sims1957Album
Al And ZootAl Cohn Quintet Featuring Zoot Sims1957Album
Zoot-o-ramaZoot Sims1956Compil.
ConceptionMiles Davis / Stan Getz / Gerry Mulligan / Lee Konitz / Sonny Rollins / Zoot Sims1956Compil.
The Modern Art Of JazzZoot Sims1956Album
Clifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot SimsClifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot Sims1956Single
Tonite's Music TodayZoot Sims1956Album
Jutta Hipp With Zoot SimsJutta Hipp With Zoot Sims1956Album
The Jazz GuitaristChuck Wayne Featuring Zoot Sims, Brew Moore1956Album
Tonight's Music TodayZoot Sims1956Single
Zoot Sims Avec Henri Renaud Et Son Orchestre Et Jon EardleyZoot Sims1956Album
QuartetsZoot Sims1956Album
Happy MinorsRed Mitchell, Bob Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims1955Album
"The Brothers" (3)Zoot Sims1955Single
Clifford Brown Ensemble Featuring Zoot SimsClifford Brown Ensemble, Zoot Sims1955Album
Goes To Town: Jazz Time in Paris vol. 14Zoot Sims1954Album
Americans In SwedenJimmy Raney, Lars Gullin, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Bengt Hallberg, Gösta Theselius, Putte Wickman, Red Mitchell1954Single
ZootZoot Sims1954Single
Zoot Goes To Town: Jazz Time Paris, Vol. 8Zoot Sims1953Album
With Organ AccompanimentZoot Sims1953Single
Swingin' With Zoot SimsZoot Sims1951Album
Tenor Sax FavoritesZoot Sims1951Album
You Go To My Head / The Scene Is CleanZoot Sims1950Album
You Go To My Head / The Scene Is CleanZoot Sims1950Album
And His Four BrothersStan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, Brew Moore1949Single
2. FolgeZoot SimsSingle
Let's Not Waltz Tonight / How About You? / Indiana / Good LuckZoot Sims / Mundell Lowe / Billy Taylor / Lucky ThompsonSingle
Zoot Sims QuintetZoot SimsSingle
1. FolgeZoot SimsSingle
I Hear a RhapsodyZoot SimsAlbum
The King Of Swing In Sweden 1950Benny Goodman With Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims, Toots ThielemansAlbum
Doggin' Around / There'll Be Some Changes MadeZoot SimsSingle
Zoot Meet HansZoot SimsSingle
In Paris - 1956Zoot SimsAlbum
My Funny ValentineAl Cohn Featuring Zoot SimsAlbum
The Vibes Are OnSonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Charlie ParkerCompil.
Dave McKenna Quartet Featuring Zoot SimsDave McKenna Quartet Featuring Zoot SimsAlbum
Cavu / A Ghost Of Chance / Where of When / JaguarStan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette Avec Johnny Smith Quartet, ChappellSingle
"Live" In PhillyZoot SimsAlbum
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