The Brothers (album)

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The Brothers
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Studio album by
RecordedApril 8, 1949 & September 8, 1952
LabelPrestige PRLP 7022
Zoot Sims chronology
The Brothers
Zoot Sims All Stars
Stan Getz chronology
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The Brothers
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Brothers is a studio compilation album by American saxophonists Stan Getz and Zoot Sims released in 1956 via Prestige label.[2]


The four sides recorded on April 8, 1949, were released on the New Jazz and Prestige labels in 1949 and 1950 (New Jazz 802 and 818, and Prestige 724). The label listed the artist as the Stan Getz Tenor Sax Stars. Prestige compiled the songs into an album for the first time in 1956, at that time adding four additional songs by Zoot Sims and Al Cohn.[3] a record that was later re-released many times. In its first form as an album, the eight-song record was labeled as PRLP-7022. When Fantasy/Prestige released the album in the Compact Disc format (c. 1992), they added three previously-released alternate takes from the 1949 session that had been in the vaults.[4]


Stephen Cook of AllMusic stated "The music on this LP recalls the airy "Four Brothers" sound that tenor saxophonists Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward, and baritone saxophonist Serge Charloff, plied in Woody Herman's band of 1947... A 1952 sextet date led by Sims and Cohn is also included, offering up another round of original and buoyantly swinging cuts, bolstered by lively contributions from trombonist Kai Winding and solid rhythmic support by pianist George Wallington, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Art Blakey. A fine release that nicely showcases the cool, proto-West Coast bop forged by both these soloists and Miles Davis".[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Five Brothers"Gerry Mulligan3:10
2."Five Brothers [Alternate Take]"Gerry Mulligan3:34
3."Battle of the Saxes"Al Cohn3:52
4."Battleground"Al Cohn3:46
5."Battleground [Alternate Take]"Al Cohn3:31
6."Four and One Moore"Gerry Mulligan3:22
7."Four and One Moore [Alternate Take]"Gerry Mulligan3:15
8."The Red Door"Zoot Sims4:34
9."Zootcase"Zoot Sims4:18
10."Tangerine"Victor Schertzinger4:24
11."Morning Fun"Al Cohn5:37
Total length:43:23


(Tracks 8–11 released in 1953 on 10 inch Prestige LP Zoot Sims All-Stars)


  • Don Martin – artwork
  • Bob Weinstock – supervisor
  • Joe Tarantino – digital remastering


  1. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. "Stan Getz / Zoot Sims – The Brothers". Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Stan Getz / Zoot Sims – The Brothers". Discogs. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Zoot Sims Discography". Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ Op. Cit. Discogs website