Zoot Sims Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson (Live)
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- Released: February 20, 2001
- Label: Pablo
JazzTimes - 6/01, p.148"...Very tasty!..."
- 1.The Man I Love
- 2.My Old Flame
- 3.Don't Worry About Me
- 4.There Will Never Be Another You
- 5.I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
- 7.Out of Nowhere
- 8.Groovin' High
/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Personnel: Zoot Sims, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Oscar Peterson (piano); Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass); Louis Bellson (drums).
Recorded live in Malmo, Sweden; Stuggart, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland; and Paris, France in October 1975. Includes liner notes by Larry Hollis.
Digitally remastered by George Horn (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone); Louie Bellson (drums).
Audio Remasterer: David Luke.
Recording information: Malmo, Sweden (10/16/1975-10/10/1975).
Editor: David Luke.
Photographer: Ted Williams .
Pairing Zoot Sims and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis together on stage was an inspired idea, because each of the two tenor saxophonists approach the instrument differently. This CD contains highlights from six concerts during a 1975 tour of Europe, and none have been previously released. The rhythm section is a great one, with Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen, and Louis Bellson providing plenty of fuel for the featured soloists. A furious take of "The Man I Love" starts things off in high gear, as Sims' softer solo precedes a hard blowing effort by Davis, as well as some choice licks at the keyboard by Peterson. Both horn players are masterful ballad interpreters as well, as heard on "(I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance," with Sims achieving a somewhat darker tone and Davis incorporating some effective slurs into his solo. The remaining tracks are every bit as enjoyable, so this CD is highly recommended. ~ Ken Dryden
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