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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 26-50 of 78 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102154 4/4/1957 Latined fractured Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102155 4/4/1957 Blues from Neither Coast Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104093 1/20/1958 Summer love Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104094 1/20/1958 Sweet Sue Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104095 1/20/1958 Tonight Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104096 1/20/1958 Blues for Terrisita Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104097 1/23/1958 The gypsy Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104098 1/23/1958 Witchcraft Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104099 1/23/1958 Pastel blue Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104100 1/23/1958 Lazy afternoon Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104174 1/24/1958 Clap yo hands Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104175 1/24/1958 Them there eyes Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104176 1/24/1958 Early Autumn Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104177 1/24/1958 You took advantage of me Jean "Toots" Thielemans instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 112429 8/1/1962 Moonlight becomes you Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112430 8/1/1962 Blue star Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112431 8/1/1962 Moonglow Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112432 8/2/1962 Polka dots and moonbeams Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112433 8/2/1962 Moon of Manakoora Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112434 8/2/1962 It's so peaceful in the country Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112435 8/2/1962 Moon over Miami Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112436 8/2/1962 Moonlight cocktail Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112437 8/2/1962 Count every star Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112438 8/2/1962 When day is done Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 112439 8/2/1962 Moonlight on the Ganges Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 78 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sims, Zoot," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938.

Sims, Zoot. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938.

"Sims, Zoot." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938

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