PhotoStory3: Zoot Sims - JazzWax

« Interview: Dave Pell (Part 3) | Main | Johnny Mathis: Don Costa Sessions »

June 11, 2009


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Virgil Virst

Paul's all Jam-cam quick pic suits Zoot, way swell, pray tell.

Denis Ouellet

Thank you for this beautiful photograph.
Now all we're missing is the sound (-:
That must have been an awesome concert.


Michael Steinman

Nice work as always, Marc! I come from the ancient school of thought that says people should get credit for what they do. Paul's photo looked oddly familiar, and I recognized that it has been reprinted with no photo credit on the front and back sleeves of a Classic Jazz CD reissue, "Zoot Sims and Bucky Pizzarelli." Reviewing that CD for Cadence, I commented on the oddity of the photo -- with a bassist prominent -- for a CD that is tenor-guitar duets. I hope, at the very least, that Paul got paid for the use of his glorious photo!


Michael, My brother, a photographer, assures me that getting paid for reuse of work can be as difficult for photographers as for musicians - and of course if the other party is a jazz reissue label one wonders if even the musicians got paid. Incidentally, there is a better Zoot-Bucky duo album on Storyville called "Elegiac," recorded live on 11/06/80. Remastered from cassette, the sound isn't bad, and the 70 minutes of music are exceptional. The cover artist is credited and the cooperation of Bucky and Zoot's estate are noted.

The comments to this entry are closed.


  • Marc Myers writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and is author of "Anatomy of a Song" (Grove) and "Why Jazz Happened." Founded in 2007, JazzWax is a two-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Association's best blog award.

Contact me


Click the cover to pre-order my new book, due Nov. 1.

Subscribe Free

Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries

Search JazzWax

  • JazzWax

JazzWax Interviewed

WSJ Articles

JazzWax Interviews

Audio Note

  • Audio clips that appear below JazzWax posts support editorial content that links readers directly to Amazon and other third-party music retailers.

Marc Myers on Video

JATP Programs