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Zoot Sims (as, ts, leader)  Nick Travis (tp) George Handy (p, arr) Wibur Ware (b) Osie Johnson (drs)


  1. Why Cry? (5:49) (F. Handy)

  2. Echoes of You (7:08) (F. Handy)

  3. Swim, Zim (7:03) (F. Handy)

  4. Here and now (4:52) (F. Handy)

  5. Fools Rush In (4:27) (Mercer – Bloom)

  6. Osmosis (4:41) (O. Johnson)

  7. Taking A Chance on Love (6:01) (Latouche – Duke)

About Jazzland Records –

   Jazzland’s new series of HIGH FIDELITY long play albums are designed to bring you examples of some of the finest of mid-century jazz, at prices within the reach of all.

Such albums those listed below, and others to be released on Jazzland, feature the work of many of the most talented and exciting of modern jazz musicians. You’ll hear such men as Kenny Dorham, Herbie Mann, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Clark Terry – and many, many others – in outstanding performances recorded under the finest and most up-to-date high fidelity conditions. All Jazzland LPs are high quality pressings, attractively packaged.

About This Album –

   One of the warmest and most deeply swinging of all modern tenormen is featured here. Zoot Sims first gained fame in the late 1940s as one of the celebrated “Four Brothers” who made up the Woody Herman sax section. Since then he has been heard with Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan and has led groups on his own and with Al Cohn. On two tunes (Swim, Jim ad Osmosis) Zoot demonstrates that he’s in command on alto, too. The first four selections are arranged by George Handy, a top jazz writer since his days with Boyd Raeburn in the ‘40s.

   JAZZLAND releases include:

Jazz Lab – Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce – JLP 1

Zoot Sims Quintet – JLP 2

The Swingers – featuring Kenny Dorham, Frank Foster, Cecil Payne, Kenny Drew, Wilbur Ware, Art Taylor with Matthew Gee, Ernie Henry – JLP 3

Zulu – Randy Weston, with Art Blakey – JLP 4

Herbie Mann Quintet, featuring Jack Sheldon – JLP 5

Hard Bop – Kenny Drew, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley – JLP 6

Crusin’ – featuring The Rhythm Sections (Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers or Wilbur Ware) with Clark Terry, Ernie Henry – JLP 7

Low-Down Guitar – Mundell Lowe, Billy Taylor, Gene Quill – JLP 8

The Tough Piano Trio – Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones – JLP 9

Top Trumpets – Kenny Dorham / Clark Terry, with Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Philly Joe Jones, Ernie Henry – JLP 10

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