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Basie & Zoot
Swing, Instrumental
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Down Home is an album by American jazz tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims. Billboard magazine called it an "unusual album", in that Sims "applied his improvisational skill to a number of real oldies". Down Beat called it "a marvellous example of Sims' ability to swing".

Pianist Count Basie (in his best-small group outing of the 1970s) and tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims were mutually inspired by each other's presence and, with the tasteful assistance of bassist John Heard and drummer Louie Bellson, they can be heard playing at the peak of their creative powers. Every listener interested in swinging jazz should pick up this disc, if only to hear these hard-charging versions of "I Never Knew," "It's Only a Paper Moon," and "Honeysuckle Rose.

John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone. He first gained attention in the "Four Brothers" sax section of Woody Herman's big band, afterward enjoying a long solo career, often in partnership with fellow saxmen Gerry Mulligan and Al Cohn, and the trombonist Bob Brookmeyer.

Basie & Zoot ‎– Basie & Zoot. Label: Pablo Records ‎– 2310-745. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Engineer – Bob Simpson. Piano, Organ – Count Basie. Tenor Saxophone – Zoot Sims. US release with RCA Records on rim text of labels.

Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings. See All. Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah. Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne & Sarah Vaughan. Jazz Moods - Cool: Stan Getz. Music for Lovers: Hank Mobley.

Basie And Zoot is a winning duet that features The Count jamming it out with Zoot, one of the greatest jazz saxophonist known the world over as an energetic and swinging saxophonist, as they perform with high endurance, compelling virtuosity, style and soul  . For as good a saxophone player as Zoot Sims is, this is Basie's album from start to finish. John Heard is a workmanlike bass, no embarrassment, no added bonus having him on the record.

Album: Count Basie and Friends, 1988.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Never Knew
Written-By – Kahn*, Fiorito*
2 It's Only A Paper Moon
Written-By – Rose*, Harburg*, Arlen*
3 Blues For Nat Cole
Written-By – Basie*, Sims*
4 Captain Bligh
Written-By – Basie*, Sims*
5 Honeysuckle Rose
Written-By – Razaf*, Waller*
6 Hardav
Written-By – Basie*, Sims*
7 Mean To Me
Written-By – Ahlert*, Turk*
8 I Surrender, Dear
Written-By – Clifford*, Barris*

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – RCA Studios, New York
  • Pressed By – P+O Pallas – 0820
  • Manufactured By – RCA Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pablo Records
  • Distributed By – BERNHARD MIKULSKI Schallplatten-Vertriebs-GmbH


  • Bass – John Heard
  • Cover, Design, Layout – Gribbitt!, Norman Granz
  • Drums – Louis Bellson
  • Engineer – Bob Simpson
  • Liner Notes – Benny Green
  • Piano, Organ – Count Basie
  • Producer, Photography By – Norman Granz
  • Tenor Saxophone – Zoot Sims


Ⓟ 1976 Pablo Records
Made in Germany
Recorded April 9, 1975, RCA Recording Studio, New York, New York

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Label Code: LC 3254
  • Matrix / Runout: ■ 2310.745 P+O-0820-A 12/87 ■
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • SPARS Code: DDD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2310-745 Basie* & Zoot* Basie* & Zoot* - Basie & Zoot ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310-745 US 1976
J33J 20016, J33J-20016 Count Basie & Zoot Sims Count Basie & Zoot Sims - Basie & Zoot ‎(CD, Album, RE) Pablo Records, Pablo Records J33J 20016, J33J-20016 Japan 1985
2310 745 Basie* & Zoot* Basie* & Zoot* - Basie & Zoot ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310 745 Brazil 1979
2310-745 Basie* & Zoot* Basie* & Zoot* - Basie & Zoot ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310-745 UK 1976
none Count Basie, Zoot Sims Count Basie, Zoot Sims - Basie & Zoot ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Planet Music Series none Russia Unknown