Personnel: Zoot Sims, Mike Wofford, Chuck Berghofer, Nick Ceroli, Victor Feldman.
Recorded in March 1984.
Personnel: Zoot Simms (tenor saxophone); Mike Wafford (piano); Chuck Berghofer (bass); Nick Ceroli (drums); Victor Feldman (percussion).
Producer: Norman Granz.
Reissue producer: Akira Taguchi.
Digitally remastered by JVC using XRCD (extended resolution compact disc).
Personnel: Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Mike Wofford (piano); Victor Feldman (vibraphone, percussion); Nick Ceroli (drums).
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA (03/20/1984-03/21/1984).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Norman Granz's idea to match Zoot Sims' lyrical, swinging tenor sax with Johnny Mandel's equally arresting compositions was a masterful one. Sims' tart, alternately lush and furious solos were wonderfully spotlighted on such tunes as "Cinnamon and Cloves," "Emily" and "Zoot." The six-tune session, recently issued on CD, also contains effective piano solos from Mike Wofford. The date's tour-de-force was its final selection, the wonderful "Low Life," which Sims probed, illuminated and ultimately redefined via his solo. ~ Ron Wynn