Zoot Sims

Real Name:John Haley Sims

American jazz saxophonist (tenor and soprano).

Born: 29 October 29 1925 in Inglewood, California, USA.
Died: 23 March 1985 in New York City, New York, USA (age 59).

"Zoot" Sims is one of the greatest high register saxophone players of his generation, especially on tenor, though he also adopted alto and much later soprano. Regularly recorded for Norman Granz labels, and is well known for his playing on the recordings of beatnik writer and painter Jack Kerouac.

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In Groups:Al Cohn - Zoot Sims Quintet, Al Cohn Quintet, Al Cohn-Richie Kamuca Sextet, Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Sextet, Art Farmer And His Orchestra, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Bill Evans Quintet, Billy Byers And His Orchestra, Buddy Rich Nonet, Chubby Jackson's Orchestra, Curtis Fuller's Quintet, Dave McKenna Quartet, Don Fagerquist Nonette, Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra, George Williams And His Orchestra, Gerry Mulligan And His Sextet, Gerry Mulligan And The Sax Section, Gerry Mulligan Octet, Gerry Mulligan Quintet, Hall Daniels' Octet
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