When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sonny Stitt / Zoot Sims - Inter-Action

This is a very short but nice meeting of two underrated tenors.

I can't speak for the backing band as I have never heard of any of them but they all seem to rise to the occasion as needed.

What draws me to this outing is Stitt's Parker influences smack up against Sims' Prez impressions. And the way they co-mingle sometimes to the point where I struggle to tell which tenor is blowing.

Stitt picks up his first horn, the alto on Fools Rush In, but it is undeniably Sims' tenor solo on this song that is the highlight of the lp for me.

Anyway, short lp, short review.

Sonny Stitt and Zoot Sims

1. My Blue Heaven
2. The Saber
3. Katea
4. Fools Rush In
5. Look Down That Lonesome Road
6. I Want To Go Home

Sonny Stitt - tenor and alto saxes
Zoot Sims - tenor sax
John Young - piano
Sam Kidd - bass
Phil Thomas - drums

recorded Chicago, Jan 1965
in glorious mono!

Cadet LP-760


troods said...

Stitt and Sims, couldn't ask for more. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Hookfinger, I´m very sad because I can't download Inter Action, Rapidshare has removed the file from the link.Is there any way to get it? Thank you very much, dolapemonsal@gmail.com

Hookfinger said...

new link....


duck said...

I just want to thank you very much for all the great music you have posted, and really nice for you to supply alternate link for the Stitt/Sims album. you are too kind.