Zoot Sims Quintet



  • Release Date: 07 Oct 1991
  • OJCCD-228-2

Zoot Sims made his only Riverside appearance as a leader early in his long career, on this 1956 album that offers a rather odd assortment of talent. Pianist/arranger George Handy did some notable writing in the Forties for the legendary early-modern Boyd Raeburn orchestra, but never fulfilled that promise; Osie Johnson on drums and trumpeter Nick Travis were mainly known as studio musicians; and Wilbur Ware, then newly-arrived on the scene, was basically a hard-bop bassist. The intriguingly c… MORE