Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers
CAT # OJCCD-444-2
1. The Man I Love 7:21 2. How Long Has This Been Going On 5:53 3. Lady Be Good 5:50 4. I've Got A Crush On You 2:55 5. I Got Rhythm 6:59 6. Embraceable You 4:45 7. 'S Wonderful 4:35 8. Someone To Watch Over Me 3:40 9. Isn't It A Pity 3:22 10. Summertime 5:20 11. They Can't Take That Away From Me 4:43
This is a perfect marriage of songs and the player, some of the most gorgeous music on record by the irreplaceable Zoot Sims. Relatively early in his career, in 1956, Zoot made a recording of "The Man I Love" that was considered a marvel, a definitive melding of passionate expression and headlong swing. That he surpassed it nearly 20 years later with a new "The Man I Love" in this tribute to the Gershwins emphasized what all close listeners to Sims understood; here was a supremely self-renewing musician whose artistry deepened and broadened for all of his life, which was far too short. With a supporting cast headed by the formidable Oscar Peterson, Zoot applies his magic to ten songs by the Gershwin Brothers. From the results, you might think that they wrote them with Zoot in mind. The compact disc includes a newly discovered performance of "They Can't Take That Away from Me."
with Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, George Mraz, Grady Tate
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