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|Zoot Sims||Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone|
|Victor Feldman||Percussion, Vibes|
|Phil Carroll||Art Direction|
|Benny Green||Liner Notes|
Posted February 21, 2011
Recorded about one year before his relatively early death, "Quietly There" features Zoot Sims in his most complementary setting - a small group. Mike Wofford contributes some nice piano work here and Zoot shows how extra years of practice can hone a great talent to an even higher degree than that shown in his landmark quartet and quintet recordings of the 1950's. Don't be put off by the fact that Zoot was older here - his solos really shine while playing these Johnny Mandel charts. This is highly recommended for fans of cool jazz - and certainly should be included in your collection if you are a Zoot fan. If you're not familiar with Sims- he was known as the consummate swinger. No matter the complexity of the solo, Zoot would not lose the rhythm and very, very rarely played a wrong note or inappropriate phrase. He was truly among the giants of the jazz saxophone. I put him solidly in the top 5 of all-time great sax talents.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.