"Morning Fun" was originally released on Storyville in 1956 as a "Whooeeee!" (STLP 914).
Although it claims on the back of this CD that the music was recorded in August 1956, discographies state February and that seems more logical since valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and tenor-saxophonist Zoot Sims did not team up for a very long period (although three records resulted from their valuable collaboration). With assistance from pianist John Williams, bassist Bill Crow and drummer Jo Jones, Sims and Brookmeyer are in fine form on such selections as a rollicking "The King," "Lullaby of the Leaves," a brief two-song ballad medley and Brookmeyer's "Whooeeeee!" Sims takes a rare (and fairly effective) vocal on "I Can't Get Started." Recommended, as is the other Black Lion Zoot Sims CD from the same period, Tonite's Music Today.
Personnel: Zoot Sims (vocals, tenor saxophone); Bob Brookmeyer (trombone); Hank Jones (piano); Bill Crow (bass); Jo Jones (drums).
01 The King
02 Lullaby of the Leaves
03 I Can't Get Started
04 Snake Eyes
05 Morning Fun
07 Someone to Watch Over Me / My Old Flame
08 Box Cars