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Zoot Sims With Bucky Pizzarelli: Zoot Sims With Bucky Pizzarelli

In the late 1970s and ’80s, Inner City was a label whose quality and quantity of releases were consistently impressive. Irv Kratka recorded and leased music that spanned from swing and Dixieland to bop, hard bop, fusion and unclassifiable mood music. Out of action for 20 years, the Inner City label has recently been coming back strong, releasing more than two dozen reissues ranging from a few by bassist David Friesen, steel drum master Andy Narell, the forgotten but worthy fusion group Dry Jack, and Sun Ra (including Live at Montreux), to stride pianist Dick Wellstood’s Fats Waller Revisited and the only LPs by the 1920s vaudeville act Butterbeans and Susie and tap dancer Baby Laurence.

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