Sims, Zoot - In A Sentimental Mood
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In a film shot just months before he died in 1985, legendary saxophonist Zoot Sims plays such jazz classics as ""Gone with the Wind,"" ""In a Sentimental Mood,"" ""Autumn Leaves,"" and ""Castle Blues."" With Red Mitchell on bass and Rune Gustafsson on guitar.
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If you are a Zoot Sims fan or just a fan of small group jazz, you will cherish this DVD. If you are new to Zoot he is regarded as one of the top saxophonists of all time. Woody Herman famously said that Zoot is one of the best rhythm sections you can have. He was known as a consummate swinger - never losing the beat despite the complexity of solo. And he almost never played a wrong note or inappropriate phrase. He said enough in his solos without having to show you how many notes he could cram in. Hope you'll consider giving Zoot a spot in your library.
There's practically no video of Zoot Sims in his element, and this title immediately leaps forward as THE ONE to have and cherish. If this isn't enough, there's a running interview between Red and Zoot that plays between songs (not over them). Zoot tells stories from his extensive career.
2-ch LPCM audio is amazingly clear and well recorded, every little nuance of Zoot's technique is clearly audible. This audio is better than most CDs. The video is average for the time, nothing special but at least it doesn't detract from the experience.
I can't say it enough, if you are a Zoot Sims fan or even just curious about him, this is a must-have title. Zoot's total command of the instrument and the music is aptly displayed here along with 2 other world-class musicians. BUY THIS!!!!
This video provides a rare, warm look at Zoots playing and personality. The audio quality is stunning and I've played it over and over. The interview sections are funny and heart warming!
Recorded only 4 months before Zoot died (at 60), this should be required viewing for jazz lovers and players alike. Don't miss it! I have a feeling (like so much fine jazz) it will disappear from the shelves in the near future.
The only thing that is missing is a look at Zoots soprano sax playing. Pick up "Zoot Sims..Soprano Sax"! No one, but no one plays Soprano like Zoot did!