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The Modern Art of Jazz by Zoot Sims (also released as One to Blow On) is an album by American jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims recorded in 1956 and released on the Dawn label. Bob Brookmeyer is the perfect foil for the tenor saxophonist, as they seamless interweave intricate lines throughout the record".

Dawn label is black with silver text (see photos) "STEREO" stamped in red on front top left corner Back cover states "DLP 1102 Hi-Fi" Recorded in New York City, January 11 & 18, 1956.

Artists Zoot Sims The Modern Art of Jazz. The Modern Art of Jazz Zoot Sims. The Modern Art of Jazz. This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 109/125 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Modern Art of Jazz.

I recommend this classic album to all Jazz fans and which in my opinion, could possibly be Zoot Sims’ best recording in a studio atmosphere with him being the leader. Either if you agree with me or not, it doesn’t really matter. There’s one thing for sure though, if you follow Zoot Sims or consider him a great inspiration, then you already have this album. Get this album people! About the album: These early 1956 sessions feature Zoot Sims in top form playing a pair of standards and originals by members of the quintet.

Album · 2007 · 20 Songs. Zoot Swings the Blues. 11. Swingin' the Blues. 12. East of the Sun (West of the Moon).

Zoot Sims - Good Old Zoot (New Jazz NJLP 8280). Conception Featuring Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz (Prestige PRLP 7013). Chubby Jackson Sextet And Big Band (Prestige PR 7641). Zoot Sims - The Modern Art Of Jazz (Dawn DLP 1102). Modern Jazz Festival (Jazztone (Eu) J-1245). Modern Jazz Festival (Harmony HL 7196).

Biography by Scott Yanow. Tenor saxophonist, one of the quintessential big-band soloists, worked with legends, expanded sounds.

Zoot Sims by Glenn Astarita, published on April 1, 2000. Aided by a surprisingly wonderful recording thanks to the then, state of the art audio equipment utilized for many of these performances, Mulligan’s – piano-less – and somewhat legendary Big Band would normally present a major challenge for an arranger. Ordinarily, the lack of a pianist in a large brass ensemble would indicate a conspicuous gap whether from a rhythmic, euphonic or perhaps from a soloist’s standpoint yet on this recording the listener might pay closer attention to the tricky implementations of chromatics, harmonies and shadings.


1 September In The Rain
2 Down At The Loft
3 Ghost Of A Chance
4 Not So Deep
5 Them There Eyes
6 Our Pad
7 Dark Clouds
8 One To Blow On


  • Bass – Milt Hinton
  • Drums – Gus Johnson
  • Piano – John Williams
  • Tenor Saxophone – Zoot Sims
  • Valve Trombone – Bob Brookmeyer

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DLP-1102 Zoot Sims The Modern Art Of Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Dawn DLP-1102 US 1956
DCD 101 Zoot Sims The Modern Art Of Jazz ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Moon , Dawn DCD 101 Spain 1998
22WB-7003 Zoot Sims The Modern Art Of Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Dawn 22WB-7003 Japan Unknown
SL-5131-CH Zoot Sims The Modern Art Of Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Dawn SL-5131-CH Japan 1975
BLP-12062 Zoot Sims One To Blow On ‎(LP, Album, RE) Biograph BLP-12062 US 1979

Zoot Sims - The Art Of Jazz album
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Performer: Zoot Sims
Title: The Art Of Jazz
Category: Jazz
Country: US
Released: 1989
Rating: 4.6/5
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