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East Of The Apple

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East Of The Apple
East Of The Apple


Such was the appeal of tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims unpretentious, no-nonsense approach to jazz that he became one of the most widely admired musicians of his generation. Fellow jazz players of all stylistic predilections named him as a favourite, united in their enthusiasm for Zoot's never-ending ability to swing. Woody Herman summed up this quality by saying "Zoot Sims is one of the best rhythm sections I know", whilst another tenor man, arranger Bill Holman answered the few critics who dared to suggest that Sims had failed to evolve as his career went on thus "People have wondered why Zoot doesn't progress. I figured it out- it's simply that guys like him don't need to progress; they just mature. With his talent, what else do you need?" Holman had been a playing partner of Zoot's in the Stan Kenton Band during the early 1950's as was the alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who had this to say about the positive effect that Zoot had on his playing; "Nobody can sit next to Zoot Sims for a year and not have it affect the way he plays." Ronnie Scott, another tenorist and one of his most ardent admirers, spoke of the feel-good factor in Zoot's music; "As soon as Zoot Sims starts to play, everyone wakes up and jumps about and smiles.


  1. Name
  2. You Go To My Head (The Scene Is Clean)
  3. Tickle Toe
  4. The Way You Look Tonight (Boot It Zoot)
  5. Night and Day
  6. Slingin' Hash
  7. Tenorly
  8. I Understand
  9. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  10. Crystal
  11. Zoot And Zoot
  12. My Silent Love
  13. Jane-O
  14. Dancing in the Dark
  15. Memories of You
  16. Trotting
  17. It Had to Be You
  18. Zoot Swings The Blues
  19. Zoot Swings The Blues
  20. East of the Sun
  21. I Wonder Who?
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