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Zoot Sims

John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone. He first gained attention in the "Four Brothers" sax section of Woody Herman's big band, afterward enjoying a long solo career, often in partnership with fellow saxmen Gerry Mulligan and Al Cohn, and the trombonist Bob Brookmeyer.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29th, 1925 (Inglewood), Died March 23rd, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 78 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 75639 12/30/1949 Orinoco Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75640 12/30/1949 Mucha de nada Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75641 1/3/1950 Love is the sweetest thing-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75642 1/3/1950 I get a kick out of you-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75679 1/6/1950 Love walked in-1 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 75680 1/6/1950 So easy-2 Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84709 6/12/1953 Big boat whistle Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84710 6/12/1953 Cecilia Bunny Briggs ; Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84711 6/12/1953 Eh là bas Bunny Briggs ; Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 84712 6/12/1953 Margie Bunny Briggs ; Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102100 3/26/1957 You're a lucky guy Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102101 3/26/1957 Halley's comet Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102102 3/26/1957 Chasin' the blues Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102103 3/26/1957 Two funky people-1 Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 102104 3/26/1957 The wailing boat Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102105 3/26/1957 Brandy and beer Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102106 3/27/1957 Gone with the wind Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102107 3/27/1957 Just you, just me Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102108 3/27/1957 It's a wonderful world Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102148 4/2/1957 My sweetie went away Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102149 4/2/1957 Am I blue? Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102150 4/3/1957 See here Miss Bromley Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102151 4/3/1957 Poor Dr. Millmoss Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102152 4/3/1957 All too soon Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102153 4/4/1957 Minor matters Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 78 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sims, Zoot," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938.

Sims, Zoot. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938.

"Sims, Zoot." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

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