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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 51-75 of 78 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 112440 8/2/1962 Clair de lune Charlie Spivak Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 113530 5/23/1963 Soft winds Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113531 5/23/1963 'Round midnight (MC 3183 MCA2-4063) Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113532 5/23/1963 Bottoms up Gene Roland ; Gene Roland instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113533 5/23/1963 A stranger in town Gene Roland instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113534 5/23/1963 The gold dust twins Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113535 5/24/1963 Suzie's theme Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113536 5/24/1963 Foofnik Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113537 5/24/1963 A smooth one Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113538 5/24/1963 The wrong blues Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 113539 5/24/1963 The great lie Gene Roland ; Clark Terry instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 118999 5/26/1967 Day by day Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119000 5/26/1967 Que se vaya Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119001 5/26/1967 My heart loves the samba Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119002 5/26/1967 Meditation (Meditaçao) Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119003 5/26/1967 How insensitive (Insensatez) Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119031 6/7/1967 Now I know the feeling Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119032 6/7/1967 Como va Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119033 6/7/1967 Brasilville Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119034 6/7/1967 Teach me tonight Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119035 6/7/1967 Forgetting you Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119060 6/16/1967 Forgetting you Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 119092 6/16/1967 My heart loves the samba Bill Potts Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 8102 1/6/1955 Symphony in F minor: 1. Sonata Allegro John Graas instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 8103 1/6/1955 Symphony in F minor: 2. Scherzo John Graas instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 51-75 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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