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The Zoot Side of Life

by Don Lerman

Jazz with a strong melodic content performed by two tenor saxes plus a swinging rhythm section in tribute to the great tenor duo of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Al Aboard
7:40 $0.80
2. Newk Joint
6:02 $0.80
3. Theme For a Made-for-TV Movie
7:41 $0.80
4. Zoot Side of Life
4:35 $0.80
5. To You
4:24 $0.80
6. Brooksmobile
6:05 $0.80
7. Rub-i-con
6:30 $0.80
8. Picnic
6:07 $0.80
9. Glad You Came
7:57 $0.80
10. The Claw
5:16 $0.80
11. Ghost of a Chance
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Album Notes
Don Lerman is a saxophonist and writer/arranger of note in the Washington, DC area. His performing and writing skills are displayed on his new CD, The Zoot Side of Life, a tribute to legendary tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims. As jazz performer and writer Barry Velleman comments:
“The music of tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims (1925-1985) was characterized by a buoyant, swinging energy combined with a sense of flow and relaxation. Sims and his partner Al Cohn (1925-1988) constituted one of the great two-tenor combinations in jazz history. This swinging, relaxed feeling permeates the performances of the Don Lerman Quintet, in which Lerman is teamed with his alter ego, Scott Silbert, and accompanied by a crisp, dynamic, and cooking rhythm section…”
This CD features 11 varied selections, including 7 original compositions, and is performed by Lerman and Silbert on tenor saxophones, Robert Redd on piano, John Previti on bass, and Brooks Tegler on drums.



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jim wardrop

beautifully captures the spirit and tradition of Zoot and Al
Don and Scott are keepers of the Al/Zoot, 4 Brothers, from Lester,flame. The original tunes beautifully capture the spirit of this jazz tradition. All the players solo well and give every indication of being a band, not a pick-up group---ensembles are tight and every cut swings, unforced and naturally. A sincere tribute and a solid album.