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Off the Beaten Track(s)

tue 23 jan 2007 23:00 

Rare recordings of reed player Zoot Sims (1925-1985): as alto saxophone player with the unknown pianist Joe Castro, and as tenor soloist with an orchestra led by Bill Holman.

1) ‘Night in Tunesia’; composer Dizzy Gillespie                                Duration 06:17
2) ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’; comp. Jones – Kahn                         Duration 06:34
3) ‘Pennies From Heaven’; comp. Johnston
– Burke                          Duration 06:56
Performers: Zoot Sims, alto saxophone; Joe Castro, piano; Leroy
Vinnegar, contrabass; Ron Jefferson, drums
4) ‘Main Stem’; composer Duke Ellington                                         Duration 05:00
5) ‘I Got it Bad And That Ain’t Good’; comp. Duke Ellington         Duration 06:15
Performers: Bill Holman Orchestra; main soloist Zoot Sims,
tenor saxophone; other soloists: Frank Rosolino, trombone;
Oscar Brashear, trumpet; Jerome Richardson, soprano saxophone;
Snooky Young, bugel
Arrangements: Bill Holman
6) ‘It’s  Always You’; composers Van Heusen – Burke                   Duration 09:28
Performers: Zoot Sims, alto saxophone; Joe Castro, piano; Leroy
Vinnegar, contrabass; Ron Jefferson, drums
7) ‘Turtle Dove’; composer ‘traditional’
Orchestrator/arranger: John Benson Brooks                                         Duration 03:09
Performers: Zoot Sims, alto saxophone; Al Cohn, baritone saxophone;
Nick Travis, trumpet; Barry Galbraith, electric guitar; Buddy
Jones, contrabass; Osie Johnson, drums
8) ‘Blues For Nat’; composer |Joe Castro                                           Duration: 09:22
Performers: Zoot Sims, alto saxophone; Joe Castro, piano; Leroy
Vinnegar, contrabass; Ron Jefferson, drums
9) ‘East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon’; comp. Brooks Bowman  Duration: 06:58
Performers: idem as track 8

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