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Throughout his career, Zoot Sims was famous for epitomizing the swinging musician, never playing an inappropriate phrase. He always sounded inspired, and although his style did not change much after the early 1950s, Zoot's enthusiasm and creativity never wavered.

Zoot's family was involved in vaudeville, and he played drums and clarinet as a youth. His older brother, Ray Sims, developed into a fine trombonist who sounded like Bill Harris. At age 13, Sims switched permanently to the tenor, and his initial inspiration was Lester Young, although he soon developed his own cool-toned sound. Sims was a professional by the age of 15, landing his first important job with Bobby Sherwood's Orchestra, and he joined Benny Goodman's big band for the first time in 1943; he would be one of BG's favorite tenormen for the next 30 years. He recorded with Joe Bushkin in 1944, and even at that early stage, his style was largely set.

After a period in the Army, Sims was with Goodman from 1946-1947. He gained his initial fame as one of Woody Herman's "Four Brothers" during his time with the Second Herd (1947-1949). Zoot had brief stints with Buddy Rich's short-lived big band, Artie Shaw, Goodman (1950), Chubby Jackson, and Elliot Lawrence. He toured and recorded with Stan Kenton (1953) and Gerry Mulligan (1954-1956). Sims was also a star soloist with Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band of the early '60s and visited the Soviet Union with Benny Goodman in 1962. A freelancer throughout most of his career, Sims often led his own combos or co-led bands with his friend Al Cohn; the two tenors had very similar sounds and styles. Zoot started doubling on soprano quite effectively in the '70s. Through the years, he appeared in countless situations, and always seemed to come out ahead. Fortunately, Zoot Sims recorded frequently, leading sessions for Prestige, Metronome, Vogue, Dawn, Storyville, Argo, ABC-Paramount, Riverside, United Artists, Pacific Jazz, Bethlehem, Colpix, Impulse, Groove Merchant, Famous Door, Choice, Sonet, and a wonderful series for Pablo.

Title: Winter Holidays

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz 4 Life, Vol. 2

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Live At Falcon Lair

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Swinger

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Super Top Hits

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blues For Two

Artist: Zoot Sims, Joe Pass

Genre: Jazz

Title: Live in Louisville 1968

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best Christmas Wishes

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Suddenly It's Spring

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Zoot Vol. 2

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Lets Have A Drink

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: It Had To Be You

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Singing For Christmas

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Jeans

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Compatability

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Quiescent Point

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Warm Tenor

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Double Exposure

Artist: Zoot Sims, Stan Getz

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Delicately Built

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blinuet

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Somebody Loves Me

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: A New Friend

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Evergreen Super Hits

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Dancing Couple

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Music Arena

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Santas Favorite Hits

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cheerful Sleigh Ride

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: 'Live' In Philly

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Swan Lake In The Winter

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Art 'N' Zoot

Artist: Art Pepper, Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: Little Angel

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Title: In A Sentimental Mood

Artist: Zoot Sims

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Jazz Gems

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Note 75

Genre: Jazz

Title: 50 Best Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bossa Nova Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Story 5

Genre: Jazz

Title: Take a Ride

Genre: Reggae

Title: Roots, Vol. 2

Genre: Reggae

Title: The Roots of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best of Jazz Samba

Genre: Jazz

Title: Paris Jazz Sounds

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Night

Genre: Jazz

Title: Reggae Xmas

Genre: Reggae

Title: Pure Be-Bop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Sax - Verve 50

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: How High the Moon

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Loose Blues

Artist: Bill Evans

Genre: Jazz

Title: That Old Feeling

Artist: Gerry Mulligan

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Just You Just Me

Artist: Al Cohn

Genre: Jazz

Title: Swingtime

Artist: The Canadian Brass

Genre: Classical

Title: Zoot Sims

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Horns

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bebop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: 50s Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bebop Classics

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz, Bop

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