Reviews that mention Zoot Sims

October 14, 2013

Zoot Sims

Compatability
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Zoot Sims

Lost Tapes: Baden-Baden (June 23, 1958

Jazzhaus JH #101710

By Ken Waxman

Most overtly swinging of the post-War tenor saxophonists influenced by Lester Young, Zoot Sims (1925-1985) kept one foot in big band swing and the other in contemporary jazz, as these dynamic CDs handily demonstrate. 1955’s Compatability is West Coast jazz with guts, while Lost Tapes, a German broadcast, unites Sims with top European jazzmen of the day (1958). Initially trumpeter Hall Daniels’ date, Compatability was reissued on LP in the ‘70s with additional tracks and arrives on CD expanded with even more material. Now it features multiple versions of the tunes, with none less than swinging. MORE

October 14, 2013

Zoot Sims

Lost Tapes: Baden-Baden (June 23, 1958)
Jazzhaus JH #101710

Zoot Sims

Compatability

Delmark-Jump 12 36

By Ken Waxman

Most overtly swinging of the post-War tenor saxophonists influenced by Lester Young, Zoot Sims (1925-1985) kept one foot in big band swing and the other in contemporary jazz, as these dynamic CDs handily demonstrate. 1955’s Compatability is West Coast jazz with guts, while Lost Tapes, a German broadcast, unites Sims with top European jazzmen of the day (1958). Initially trumpeter Hall Daniels’ date, Compatability was reissued on LP in the ‘70s with additional tracks and arrives on CD expanded with even more material. Now it features multiple versions of the tunes, with none less than swinging. MORE