Zoot Suite 1947-1950

Zoot Sims

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Zoot Suite 1947-1950 Review

by Al Campbell

Zoot Suite 1947-1950 is a good introduction to saxophonist Zoot Sims. It captures his early sides with Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, Duke Jordan, and Woody Herman. These 18 tracks cover the tenor saxophonist as a member of Herman & His Orchestra and Getz & His Four Brothers, among other groups, and feature Jimmy Giuffre's "Four Brothers," Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers," and Al Cohn's legendary "Battle of the Saxes." A great collection released in 2003 on the French label EPM. It may be slightly difficult to obtain but well worth the search.

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