Zoot Sims – Quietly There (Z. Sims plays Johnny Mandel) {Pablo} [xrcd]

Zoot Sims – Quietly There (Z. Sims plays Johnny Mandel) {Pablo} [xrcd]

Bop, Tenor Saxophone

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AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn

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.

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 & 21, 1984
Engineer: Allen Sides
Art Direction: Phil Carroll
Design: Gilles Margerin
Photography: Phil Stern

This 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

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