Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson

Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson

by Zoot Sims


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Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson

Pairing Zoot Sims and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis together on stage was an inspired idea, because each of the two tenor saxophonists approach the instrument differently. This CD contains highlights from six concerts during a 1975 tour of Europe, and none have been previously released. The rhythm section is a great one, with Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen, and Louis Bellson providing plenty of fuel for the featured soloists. A furious take of "The Man I Love" starts things off in high gear, as Sims' softer solo precedes a hard blowing effort by Davis, as well as some choice licks at the keyboard by Peterson. Both horn players are masterful ballad interpreters as well, as heard on "(I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance," with Sims achieving a somewhat darker tone and Davis incorporating some effective slurs into his solo. The remaining tracks are every bit as enjoyable, so this CD is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
Label: Pablo
UPC: 0025218096928
catalogNumber: 2310969
Rank: 127713

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zoot Sims   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Louie Bellson   Drums
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Eric Miller   Producer

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