Tuesday, August 2, 2016
New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 2 - Zoot Sims
Means The Samba Swings
Zoot Sims And His Orchestra
Produced by Jack Lewis
Colpix Records SCP 437
Available from various vendors so I will not be posting a sample.
Strong jazz flavored Space Age jazz Bossa set.
From the back cover: In "New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 2" Sims is again supported by a "Who's Who" roster of musicians. Heard on flute are Spence Sinatra, Ron Odrich, Jerry Sandino and Phil Bodner. Sol Schlinger backs him on bass clarinet. Jim Hall and Barry Galbraith are much in evidence on guitar, and Milt Hinton adds his distinctive bass. The percussion section includes Willie Rodriquez, Ted Sommer, Sol Gubin and Tommy Lopez.
Manny Albam and Al Cohn have provided authentic orchestrations of old and new American standards that allow Sims to improvise freely. Over the intricate rhythm patterns of the bossa nova...
From Billboard - March 9, 1963: Bossa nova and Zoot Sims return here for another splendid go. The album contains excellent arrangements from Al Cohn and Manny Albam and smooth and swinging work from tenor saxist Sims. Flutes and guitars with rhythm are in support and the album has distinctive arrangements of "Bernie's Tune," "Lonesome Road" and other standards in the rhythm.
Cancan De Bernardino (Bernie's Tune)
Pies Danzantes (Tickle Toe)
Camino Solitario (Lonesome Road)
Samba Instantanea (Instant Samba)
Llamaron El Viento Maria (They Call The Wind Maria)
Querido Retorna A Mi (Lover Come Back To Me)
Hijo De La Naturaleza (Nature Boy)
Buscando La Luna (Reaching For The Moon)
No Juegues Con El Amor ( Don't Fool With Love)