Zoot Sims

Zoot Sims: Lost Tapes

by Brent Faulkner

20 February 2013

 
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Zoot Sims

Zoot Sims: Lost Tapes

(Jazzhaus)
US: 30 Oct 2012
UK: 2 Oct 2012

Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett

Legends Live: Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett

(Jazzhaus)
US: 2 Oct 2012
UK: 2 Oct 2012

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet

Legends Live: Dizzy Gillespie Quintet

(Jazzhaus)
US: 30 Oct 2012
UK: 2 Oct 2012

Upstart label Jazzhaus releases and remasters previously unreleased performances by jazz legends. The latest gems hail from Zoot Sims, Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett and Dizzy Gillespie Quintet.

Zoot Sims: Lost Tapes finds Sims delivering an intriguing concert in Baden-Baden from 1958. Throughout shifting instrumental lineups, Sims lends sax playing and clarinet on dueling feature “Minor Meeting For Two Clarinets”, with Hans Koller. The free-jazz Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett, led by trombonist Mangelsdorff, presents a fascinating concert on Legends Live: Albert Mangelsdorff Quintett(1964). Showing affinity for multi-ethnic music, “Now Jazz Ramwong” and Ravi Shankar’s “Theme from Pater Panchali” highlight. Legends Live: Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (1961), finds trumpeter Gillespie and company explore Duke Ellington’s “The Mooche” in extended, freer fashion. Saxophonist Leo Wright’s flute chops on standard “Willow Weep For Me” are phenomenal. 

All-in-all, this trio of albums accentuates any jazz enthusiastic’s collection, introducing historic, quality recordings.

Zoot Sims: Lost Tapes

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