Zoot Sims Four


The Innocent Years

  • Release Date: 11 May 1995
  • OJCCD-860-2

In the last few years of his life, Zoot Sims added burnish and breadth of tone that deepened enjoyment of his art, already one of the most satisfying personal expressions in all of jazz. That element of his maturity is immediately apparent from the outset of this album, as Zoot caresses “I Hear a Rhapsody.” In a parallel development, Sims was one of the few to bring humanity to the soprano sax after John Coltrane’s revival of the instrument inspired herds of modern jazz saxo… MORE