Sunday, November 6, 2011

Zoot Sims - Quietly There "Z. Sims plays Johnny Mandel" (1998)

Zoot Sims - Quietly There "Z. Sims plays Johnny Mandel" (1998)
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Genre ~ Bop, Cool | Label ~ Pablo/JVC(xrcd)

Norman Granz's idea to match Zoot Sims' lyrical, swinging tenor sax with Johnny Mandel's equally arresting compositions was a masterful one. Sims' tart, alternately lush and furious solos were wonderfully spotlighted on such tunes as "Cinnamon and Cloves," "Emily" and "Zoot." The six-tune session, recently issued on CD, also contains effective piano solos from Mike Wofford. The date's tour-de-force was its final selection, the wonderful "Low Life," which Sims probed, illuminated and ultimately redefined via his solo. ~Allmusic

01. Cinnamon and Gloves (5:48)
02. A Time for Love (7:55)
03. Zoot (6:50)
04. Quietly There (6:14)
05. Emily (9:48)
06. Low Life (6:19)

Zoot Sims - tenor saxophone
Mike Wofford - piano
Chuck Berghofer - bass
Nick Ceroli - drums
Victor Feldman - percussion

Produced by Norman Granz
Recorded at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood; March 20 and 21, 1984
Engineer: Allen Sides
Art Direction: Phil Carroll
Design: Giles Margerin
Photography: Phil Stern
JVC-xrcd was produced by Akira Taguchi
Mastered by Alan Yoshida at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA
xrcd series design by Peter Grant
Creative direction by Sam Gay

Thanks to the original releaser.