Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Zoot Sims - East Coast Sounds (1956) [Remastered 1999]

Zoot Sims - East Coast Sounds (1956) [Remastered 1999]
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Genre ~ Cool, Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Jazzland Records

Zoot Sims and Al Cohn made many records together in small-group settings, but this isn't one of their better-known dates, though it is a rewarding one. These 1956 sessions recorded for the Jazzland label and reissued under Fantasy's limited-edition OJC imprint feature tenor saxophonist Sims (who doubles on alto sax) and Cohn (playing baritone sax on most of the selections) with clarinetist Tony Scott (who doubles on tenor), trumpeter Joe Wilder, and trombonist Urbie Green rounding out the front line. Either Marty Paich or Dick Hyman (neither of whom play on these pianoless charts) contributed the arrangements, all of which fall into the cool category. Though they include quite a few pieces by well-known composers, most of them are lesser-known works, such as George Gershwin's "Treat Me Rough," Vernon Duke's "I Like the Likes of You," and Richard Rodgers' "Where's That Rainbow?" Bassist Trigger Alpert gets some solo time as well and contributed one original, the loping "Trigger Fantasy." Recommended. ~ AllMusic


01. Treat Me Rough (2:53)
02. Looking At You (4:23)
03. Love Me Tomorrow (But Leave Me Alone Today) (4:55)
04. Trigger Happy (2:31)
05. Tranquilizer (4:29)
06. I Like The Likes Of You (4:11)
07. I Wish I Were In Love Again (3:38)
08. I Don't Want To Be Alone Again (3:32)
09. Trigger Fantasy (5:27)
10. Where's That Rainbow? (3:35)

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