Personnel: Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Dave McKenna (piano); George Tucker (bass); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York on June 7, 1960. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler and Joseph F. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Tom Moulton, Rick Essig and Greg Vaughn (Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, New York, New York).
This collection of 15 songs recorded by the Zoot Sims Quartet features U.S. jazz pianist Dave McKenna.
This version contains an extra song.
CD contains 1 bonus track.
Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims recorded on a regular basis as a leader for most of 45 years, and virtually all of his many sessions are worth acquiring. Sims's Bethlehem date also gives one a look at the great pianist Dave McKenna in his early days, along with bassist George Tucker and drummer Dannie Richmond. Sims mostly explores standards from the swing era (including a rare version of "Bill Bailey") on this enjoyable and consistently swinging set. ~ Scott Yanow