Zoot Sims

Live in Philly

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Released for the first time on this 1998 CD, this excellent live set dates from the early '70s (1973 is an educated guess) and features the always swinging tenor man Zoot Sims in a quartet with pianist Benny Aronov, bassist Major Holley, and drummer Mickey Roker. Sims is in top form on a variety of veteran standards, including "In a Mellow Tone" and a lengthy "Do Nothin' 'Till You Hear from Me." Holley's bowing and singing combination is showcased on "Polka Dots and Moon Beams," and Aronov shows plenty of fire and potential. Easily recommended to bop and Zoot Sims fans.

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