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Basie & Zoot
Count Basie, Zoot Sims
Basie & Zoot
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Count Basie, Zoot Sims
Title: Basie & Zoot
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 10/24/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218682220

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Straight Ahead Swinging Jazz
JEAN-MARIE JUIF | 09/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a beautiful no nonsense album! I have been a fan of Zoot and the Count for decades but this is the first time I've heard them together (1975) and it's the first time since the early Decca sides that I've gotten a chance to hear the Count stretch out. Good grief what a clinic in straight ahead swinging piano playing. My last records of Zoot were from the 50's. He has changed somewhat in his tone (heavier and a little rougher) and his style (a little more economical and less complex - if that's possible). Occasionally I will hear an old Zoot phrase sneak in - anyway, he still swings in the unique Lesterian sense. The real pleasant surprise to me is the bassist John Heard who is new to me. What a wonderful line he lays down. Finally, Louie Bellson is unobtrusive while firmly driving the group."
Nice Pairing Of Legends That Works Exceptionally Well
Original Mixed Up-Kid | New York United States | 03/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Count with his striding Basie blues with that sweet unmistakably bluesy Lester Young inspired sound Ala the Zoot Sims both together on this CD cut in 1975 is a nice little treasure of these then 2 older guys stretching out knowing their lessons of life really well.
Showcasing Basie's swing piano and interesting enough an organ, Zoot's flying tenor with the walking bass of John Heard and the veteran drumming of Louis Bellson made a grand small group session that created excitement that is heartfelt with choice material.It sounds like this was an album that all enjoyed laying down together."