Jimmy Raney – Two Jims and Zoot (Full Album)

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Two Jims and Zoot (also reissued as Otra Vez) is an album by guitarists Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall with saxophonist Zoot Sims which was recorded in 1964 for the Mainstream label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The slightly unusual date Two Jims and a Zoot features tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims interacting with two guitarists (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall) while given subtle support by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Osie Johnson. Although the eight selections (none of which caught on as standards) had all been written recently and sometimes display the influence of bossa nova, the quiet performances could pass for 1954 rather than 1964. The cool-toned improvisations and boppish playing have a timeless quality about them although for the time period aspects of this music already sounded a bit old-fashioned (http://www.allmusic.com/album/two-jims-and-zoot-mw0000859903).

Track listing:
“Hold Me” (Gerry Mulligan) – 2:55
“A Primera Vez” (Alcebíades Barcelos, Armando Marçal) – 4:19
“Presente de Natal” (Nelcy Noronha) – 3:06
“Morning of the Carnival” (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria) – 4:34
“Este Seu Olhar” (Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 4:35
“Betaminus” (R. Ellen) – 3:18
“Move It” (Jim Hall) – 4:25
“All Across the City” (Hall) – 4:48
“Coisa Mais Linda” (Carlos Lyra, Vinicius de Moraes) – 4:20
“How About You?” (Leo Feist) – 3:52

Personnel:
Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall – guitar
Zoot Sims – tenor saxophone
Steve Swallow – bass
Osie Johnson – drums

Released: 1964
Recorded: March 11 & 12, 1964 in NYC
Length: 40:12
Label: Mainstream
56013/S6013
Producer: Harry Ringler

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