- Released: March 25, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Collectables Records
JazzTimes - 10/95, p.107
"In spite of the billing, the tenorist spotlighted here is Zoot Sims....it's Sims who dominates the album. His earthy lyricism and booting swing were fully developed by 1956 and Zoot Sims at his best is the man to beat..."
- 1.Skull Buster
- 2.Ante Room
- 3.Pennies From Heaven
- 4.Poop Deck
- 5.It's The Talk Of The Town
- 6.In A Pinch
- 7.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
- 8.Along About This Time Of The Year
- 9.Blues For The Month Of May
- 10.I Should Care
- 11.The Big Stampede
- 12.Too Close For Comfort
- 13.Jerry's Jaunt
- 14.How Now Blues
Full performer name: Stan Getz/Wardell Gray/Paul Quinichette/Zoot Sims.
Includes liner notes by Chris Albertson.
STAN GETZ GROUP:
Stan Getz Group: Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Al Haig (piano); Jimmy Raney (guitar); Gene Ramsey (bass); Charlie Perry (drums); Carlos Vidal (congas).
Recorded in New York, New York on May 12, 1949.
WARDELL GRAY GROUP:
Wardell Gray Group: Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone); Al Haig (piano); Jimmy Raney (guitar); Tommy Porter (bass); Charlie Perry (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York in April 1949.
PAUL QUINICHETTE GROUP:
Paul Quinichette Group: Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone); Gene Roland (trumpet); Nat Pierce (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Wendell Marshall (bass); Sonny Payne (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York in October 1956.
ZOOT SIMS GROUP:
Zoot Sims Group: Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Jerry Lloyd (trumpet); John Williams (piano); Bill Anthony, Knobby Totah (bass); Gus Johnson (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York in August & September 1956.
Liner Note Author: Chris Albertson.
Drawn from various sessions in the 1940s, THE RARE DAWN SESSIONS collects tracks by four then up-and-coming jazz saxophone legends. What all have in common is their chief influence, Lester Young, whose heartfelt tone helped to change jazz after his emergence in the 1930s. All four tenor saxophonists here epitomize class, melody, and swing, and all adapted to innovations in bebop and cool jazz. While Stan Getz is perhaps the best known of the four, all are Captains of Cool and well-worth hearing.