ZOOT SIMS
                 Somebody Loves Me

                        Recording Date:
                            April 22, 1974

                            Zoot Sims          TS, Vo 
                            Bucky Pizzarelli   G
                            Milt Hinton         B
                            Stan Kay             D
                            Buddy Rich          D, Vo


By A Customer (Amazon)

Originally recorded in the mid-70s for Groove Merchant under the title "Nirvana," this is a delightful quartet date with Zoot on tenor and soprano, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), and Buddy Rich (drums). Zoot is in wonderful form, loose and swinging, and the material--a mix of standards and originals--suits the group well. Zoot's solo on "Come Rain or Come Shine" contains echoes of his recording of the tune with Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band; it's one of his masterpieces. On "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You" we even get to hear Zoot and Buddy Rich sing! The final four tracks are from another date. "Send in the Clowns" is a Bucky Pizzarelli solo, and the others are from a session with Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson. The LaserLight edition sounds fine, and it's a bargain.

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