Zoot Sims – Zoot Sims Plays Four Altos

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“This brief LP (under 33 minutes) is a bit of a novelty since Zoot Sims, normally a tenor player, overdubbed his playing on four altos (with support from pianist John Williams, bassist Knobby Totah and drummer Gus Johnson). The obvious question (“Why?”) is never answered and the music (arranged and composed by George Handy) is nothing that unique or special. Zoot Sims completists will want to get these obscure but swinging solos but this experimental date was ultimately rather pointless.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
A1 Quicker Blues 4:32
A2 Slower Blues 6:22
A3 Let’s Not Waltz Tonight 3:57
A4 The Last Day Of Fall 3:41
B1 J’Espere Enfin 4:36
B2 See, A Key Of “C” 5:00
B3 I Await Thee, Love 4:37

Zoot Sims – alto saxophone (4 altos multi-tracked)
Knobby Totah – bass
Gus Johnson – drums
John Williams  – piano
George Handy – composer (all selections)


All selections previously released on the ABC/Paramount label.
Recorded in 1956.

Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-29069, MCA Impulse! ‎– MCA-29069
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1982