Zoot Sims

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by Zoot Sims

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John Haley Sims, 29 October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA, d. 23 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA. Sims played clarinet in grade school but took up the tenor saxophone to work with singer Kenny Baker in 1941. He played with Bobby Sherwood from 1942-43, Sonny Durham in 1943 and the Benny Goodman big band in 1944. His recording debut was with Joe Bushkin’s small group in 1944. The years 1944-46 were spent in the army. On discharge Sims rejoined Goodman, playing alongside his... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
bebop
jazz saxophone
jazz instrumental
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