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Zoot Sims
At Birdland

Album JP 2013 on Marshmallow Export label
Jazz (Big Band, Cool Jazz)

Previously unreleased live recordings by Zoot Sims from 1952 and 1960! Individually numbered limited edition - only 999 copies pressed! This Marshmallow release in its Historical Series features Zoot Sims' previously unreleased live performances from 1952 and 1960, both sourced from private recordings of radio broadcasts. The first four tunes are from 1960 and feature Sims' brother-in-tenors Al Cohn in front of a fabulous rhythm section of Mose Allison, Bill Crow and Nick Stabulas. The band swings like mad and are clearly having fun in this set. The quality of the recorded sound is also very good. The last three tracks are from 1952, and sourced from a super-rare acetate disc produced by the famous jazz archivist Boris Rose. (Marshmallow producer Mitsuo Johfu estimates there are probably only four or five copies left in the world.) As such, there is a lot of surface noise and the sound quality is poor. On these tracks, Sims--who was 27 years old at the time--joins the two-trombone group by Kai Winding and Bill Harris. Recorded from live broadcast from Birdland, New York, in 1952 (Tracks 5-7) and 1960 (Tracks 1-4). Mono. Info found at eastwindimport.com Includes Japanese insert.

        
Musicians
PortraitZoot Sims ts, 1925-1985 US
tenor saxophone, album by
PortraitBill Crow b, *1927 US
bass
PortraitGene Ramey b, 1913-1984 US
bass
PortraitArt Taylor dr, 1929-1995 US
drums
PortraitNick Stabulas dr, 1929-1973 US
drums
Sam Herman g,
guitar
PortraitDon Abney p, 1923-2000 US
piano
PortraitMose Allison p, voc, *1927 US
piano
PortraitAl Cohn ts, 1925-1988 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitBill Harris tb, 1916-1973 US
trombone
PortraitKai Winding tb, 1922-1983 US
trombone
Producers
Makoto Kanemura design
Mitsuo Jofu design, producer
Hiroyuki Ikari mastered by
Bengt H. Malmqvist photography by
Jean-Pierre Leloir photography by
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Halley's CometZoot Sims7:43
2Ah MooreZoot Sims4:45
3Just You Just MeZoot Sims5:29
4Gone With The WindZoot Sims3:38
5Sweet MissZoot Sims9:33
6Someone To Watch Over Me -Embraceable You -Mean To MeZoot Sims7:28
7The Goof And IZoot Sims6:02
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