Tenor saxophonist “Zoot” Sims was known for his swinging style and innovative use of harmony in his solos. He was best known for his associations with Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and a quintet with fellow tenor saxophonist Al Cohn. In addition we will hear him with Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Castro, the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band, Jimmy Rushing, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band, Miles Davis & Thelonious Monk, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Stan Kenton, Jazz At the Philharmonic. We will hear one of his compositions played by the Diva Orchestra.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of he musicians heard on this show.
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The video is of Zoot Sims playing "Georgia on My Mind" with Dick Hyman (p) Jimmy Woode (b) and Kenny Clarke (d) in San Remo, Italy in 1983.