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     Zoot Sims

Real name: John Haley Sims.
Born: Oct 29, 1925 in Inglewood, CA.
Died: Mar 23, 1985 in New York, NY.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Cool, Bop.
Instruments: Sax (Tenor), Sax (Soprano)

Throughout his career, Zoot Sims was famous for epitomizing the swinging musician, never playing an inappropriate phrase. He always sounded inspired, and although his style did not change much after the early 1950s, Zoot's enthusiasm and creativity never wavered.

Zoot's family was involved in vaudeville, and he played drums and clarinet as a youth. His older brother Ray Sims developed into a fine trombonist who sounded like Bill Harris. At age 13, Sims switched permanently to the tenor, and his initial inspiration was Lester Young, although he soon developed his own cool-toned sound. Sims was a professional by the age of 15, landing his first important job with Bobby Sherwood's Orchestra, and joined Benny Goodman's big band for the first time in 1943; he would be one of BG's favorite tenormen for the next 30 years. He recorded with Joe Bushkin in 1944, and even at that early stage, his style was largely set.

After a period in the Army, Sims was with Goodman from 1946-47. He gained his initial fame as one of Woody Herman's "Four Brothers" during his time with the Second Herd (1947-49). Zoot had brief stints with Buddy Rich's short-lived big band, Artie Shaw, Goodman (1950), Chubby Jackson and Elliot Lawrence. He toured and recorded with Stan Kenton (1953) and Gerry Mulligan (1954-56). Sims was also a star soloist with Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band of the early 1960s and visited the Soviet Union with Benny Goodman in 1962. A freelancer throughout most of his career, Sims often led his own combos or co-led bands with his friend Al Cohn; the two tenors had very similar sounds and styles. Zoot started doubling on soprano quite effectively in the 1970s. Through the years, he appeared in countless situations, and always seemed to come out ahead. Fortunately, Zoot Sims recorded frequently, leading sessions for Prestige, Metronome, Vogue, Dawn, Storyville, Argo, ABC-Paramount, Riverside, United Artists, Pacific Jazz, Bethlehem, Colpix, Impulse, Groove Merchant, Famous Door, Choice, Sonet, and a wonderful series for Pablo.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15780867 About on 'NPR Jazz profile'
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4362 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
members.aol.com/plabjazz/zootsims.html The Humor of Zoot Sims
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_Sims About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_Sims About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Zoot Sims - 'It Had To Be You' - 2000, Gemini
 Zoot Sims - 'Send In The Clowns' - 1990, Onyx Classix, Audi
 Zoot Sims - 'Soprano Sax' - 1996, Original Jazz
 Zoot Sims - 'Stretching Out. Kansas City Revisited' - 2008, Phoenix Jazz
 Zoot Sims - 'Zoot Case' - 1991, Sonet Records
 Zoot Sims - 'Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel. Quietly There' - 1984, Pablo
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Al Cohn - 'Al And Zoot. You 'N' Me' - 1957, Mercury, MCA
 Bill Evans - 'Loose Blues' - 1992, Milestone
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Meets The Saxophonists' - 1957,
 Art Pepper - 'Art 'N' Zoot' - 1996, West Wind Jazz, OJC
  как соисполнитель ...
 Chet Baker - 'Chet Baker & Strings' - 1954, Columbia
 Chet Baker - 'On The Street Where You Live' - 1959, Ars Nova
 Chet Baker - 'The Complete Legendary Session' - 2010, AJC
 Count Basie - 'The Bosses' - 1974, Pablo
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella Abraca Jobim: Sings The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook' - 1997, OJC, Fantasy
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Fine And Mellow' - 1974, Pablo
 Stan Getz - 'Complete Studio Sessions: Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney' - 2003, Definitive
 Benny Goodman - 'Benny In Brussels, Vols. 1 & 2' - 1955, Collectables
 Jutta Hipp - 'Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims' - 1956, Blue Note
 Quincy Jones - 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' - 1956, Impulse!
 Hendricks & Ross Lambert - 'The Swingers' - 1964, Bluebird
 Anita O'Day - 'All The Sad Young Men' - 1961, Verve
 Anita O'Day - 'Anita O'Day: Diva Series' - 2003, Verve
 Buddy Rich - 'The All Star Small Groups' - 2001, LRC Records
 Annie Ross - 'Four Classic Albums Plus' - 2009, Avid Jazz
 Jimmy Rushing - 'Five Feet Of Soul' - 1963, Colpix
 Pharoah Sanders - 'Karma' - 1969, Impulse!
 Artie Shaw - 'So Easy' - 1949, Universal Music, Italy
 Jimmy Smith - 'Hobo Flats. Keep On Comin'' - 2008, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour' - 2002, Verve
 Dick Wellstood - 'Fats Waller Revisited' - 1975, Classic Jazz

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