Sims, Zoot

Pablo, 2004CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 10.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This 1956 session captures Sims with the alto sax in his hands along with Joe Castro (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b) and Ron Jefferson (d). Castro was married to tobacco heiress, Doris Duke. Falcon’s Lair was a playhouse on their estate in California. Many of the top jazz musicians jammed with Joe and his trio when they were in town and Joe recorded many of the sessions. The band is swinging hard without any boundaries over eight tracks. This is the first time this music has been released, a real treasure!