Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel: Quietly There

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All Music Guide - 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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/1998
  • Label: Jvc / Xrcd
  • UPC: 693692004021
  • Catalog Number: 40
  • Sales rank: 152,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cinnamon and Cloves (5:45)
  2. 2 A Time for Love (7:48)
  3. 3 Zoot (6:50)
  4. 4 Quietly There (6:08)
  5. 5 Emily (9:44)
  6. 6 Low Life (6:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Zoot Sims Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Victor Feldman Percussion, Vibes
Mike Wofford Piano
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Nick Ceroli Drums
Technical Credits
Alan Bergman Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Allen Sides Engineer
Akira Taguchi Producer
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Benny Green Liner Notes
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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    One Of The Norman Granz-Pablo Label Winners

    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.

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