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John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 - March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist.

He was born in Inglewood, California. Sims' family was involved in vaudeville, and, for his part, John learned to play both drums and clarinet at an early age. Zoot's father was a vaudeville hoofer, and Zoot prided himself on remembering many of the steps his father taught him.

Following in the footsteps of Lester Young, Sims developed into an innovative tenor saxophonist. Throughout his career… read more

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  • Avatar for aiyan123
    Rushmore has the greatest soundtrack.
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Night and day, he is the one. My folks are charter members of his fan club; not hard to see why.
  • Avatar for Vinilins
    One of the best of cool, undoubtedly. Very underrated, in my opinion.
  • Avatar for keisuh
    Zoot tone is mld and romantic
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    Zoot Sims—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
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    Zoot Sims featured in the Rushmore Soundtrack- For info on the new Wes Anderson film and soundtrack, check out: Join to be in with a chance of winning an iPod and the soundtrack
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    Chipotle likes Blinuet
  • Avatar for slowboattochina
    it was because of the rushmore soundtrack...
  • Avatar for F_Hole
    I miss Zoot. I saw him and Al Cohn with Jimmy Rowles in NYC, late 80's; they were awesome. Something is seriously wrong with Similar Artists here: Yves Montand, Unit 4 + 2, Faces? Um, broken.

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