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Zoot! (Zoot Sims album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Zoot Sims
Released 1957
Recorded December 13 & 18, 1956
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 40:14
Label Riverside
RLP 12-228
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Zoot Sims chronology
Zoot Sims Plays Alto, Tenor and Baritone
(1956)Zoot Sims Plays Alto, Tenor and Baritone1956
Zoot Sims Plays 4 Altos
(1957)Zoot Sims Plays 4 Altos1957

Zoot! (also released as Zoot Sims Quintet) is an album by American jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims featuring tracks recorded in 1956 for the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with Scott Yanow calling it "a typically hard-swinging and melodic Zoot Sims date".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Handy except as indicated

  1. "Why Cry?" - 5:54
  2. "Echoes of You" - 7:12
  3. "Swim, Jim" - 7:07
  4. "Here and Now" - 4:55
  5. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 4:30
  6. "Osmosis" (Osie Johnson) - 4:44
  7. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John La Touche) - 6:01



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed August 30, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 30, 2012