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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 76-78 of 78 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 8104 1/6/1955 The Charleston John Graas instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11452 3/30/1959 Let's get away from it all-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 11453 3/30/1959 Willow weep for me-3 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 76-78 of 78 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sims, Zoot," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938.

Sims, Zoot. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102938.

"Sims, Zoot." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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