Down Home Zoot Sims

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Label: Bethlehem Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Bebop

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1Jive At Five05:17
  • 2Doggin' Around04:37
  • 3Avalon04:26
  • 4I Cried For You06:49
  • 5Bill Bailey05:15
  • 6Goodnight, Sweetheart04:20
  • 7There'll Be Some Changes Made05:19
  • 8I've Heard That Blues Before05:25
  • Total Runtime41:28

Info for Down Home

Tenor saxophonist “Zoot” Sims grew up during both the Swing era and the early years of Bop where he absorbed the basic roots of Jazz. His playing contains the heartbeat that represents all of the Jazz periods making “Down Home” an enjoyable and consistently swinging set. Also featured on this album is pianist Dave McKenna, bassist George Tucker and drummer Dannie Richmond.

„Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims recorded on a regular basis as a leader for most of 45 years, and virtually all of his many sessions are worth acquiring. Sims's Bethlehem date also gives one a look at the great pianist Dave McKenna in his early days, along with bassist George Tucker and drummer Dannie Richmond. Sims mostly explores standards from the swing era (including a rare version of 'Bill Bailey') on this enjoyable and consistently swinging set.“ (Scott Yanow)

Recorded in 1960 (when tenor players were adopting less structured constructs), Down Home embraces band arrangements. With a skilled rhythm section (Dave McKenna/piano; George Tucker/bass and Dannie Richmond/drums), Sims breathes life into traditional songs... Pure Pleasure Records has achieved its customary, dynamic engineering on Zoot Sims – Down Home. Even in mono fidelity, the overall sound quality is vibrant and sharp. The topical liner notes (by Ira Gitler) divulge insight into the sessions. While not a groundbreaking release, this is one album that stands the test of time.' (Robbie Gerson,

Zoot Sims, tenor saxophone
Dave McKenna, piano
George Tucker, bass
Dannie Richmond, drums

Recorded Juni 1960 in New York City von Peter Ind
Produced by Teddy Charles

Digitally remastered

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