I’ll Remember April – 1958

Zoot Sims


A typically swinging performance by the tenor

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It was said that Zoot Sims (1925-85) fell out of bed swinging, and that he was incapable of not playing an exciting chorus.

A beloved tenor who sounded equally comfortable playing with Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, or in a quartet, Sims made every date into a jumping session.

This rare clip from the 1958 Cannes Jazz Festival also gives viewers a chance to see pianist Walter Davis, Jr, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor, all swinging with Zoot.

-Scott Yanow


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