At Ronnie Scott's 1961: The Complete Recordings

At Ronnie Scott's 1961: The Complete Recordings

by Zoot Sims


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This set compiles two different Fontana albums that Zoot Sims issued from his debut performance at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in November of 1961 -- he was the first American ever to appear there. The first was At Ronnie Scott's (Fontana mono TFL5176/stereo STFL588), while the second was Solo for Zoot (Fontana 680 982). Sims' band for three evenings was pianist Stan Tracey's trio with bassist Kenny Napper and drummer Jackie Dougan. On two other tracks he appeared with Scott's and saxophonist Jimmy Deuchar's quintet. Placing him on eight of the 11 tracks here, he delivers big on all his performances. Most notable are the quartet readings of "Love for Sale," "Autumn Leaves," Stompin' at the Savoy," and "Somebody Love Me," though his interplay with Scott's and Deuchar's group on "Desperation" is quite interesting. Filling out these tracks are two by Scott's and Deuchar's quintet, including the classic "Haunted Jazz Club." The other two tunes are by altoist Harold McNair and his quartet, which featured master drummer Phil Seaman. "Tangerine" cooks. For Sims fans, the inclusion of material from the other two bands on these dates doesn't distract but lends it the historical weight it deserves.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2014
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046437725
catalogNumber: 4377
Rank: 108445

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zoot Sims   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Deuchar   Trumpet
Harold McNair   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Stan Tracey   Piano
Jeff Clyne   Bass
Jackie Dougan   Drums
Kenny Napper   Bass
Terry Shannon   Piano
Phil Seamen   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Jimmy Deuchar   Composer
Harold McNair   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Stan Tracey   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Gary McFarland   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Jack Baverstock   Producer
Simon Spillett   Liner Notes
Ballard McDonald   Composer

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