Along with his album with Count Basie (Basie and Zoot) during the same period, this is one of Sims' most exciting recordings of his career. Greatly assisted by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Grady Tate, he explores ten songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Somehow the magic was definitely present and, whether it be stomps such as "The Man I Love," "Lady Be Good," and "I Got Rhythm" or warm ballads (including "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Embraceable You"), Zoot Sims is heard at the peak of his powers. A true gem.
Symptoms of Sickness was created in 2006 by Elnefial. After almost a decade of playing with his main Black Metal band Magog/Evangeli, Sweden, and being a stand in drummer for many other acts, Elnefial decided to create a new path.The idea behind Symptoms of Sickness was and still is to develop a sound that is haunting, dark, and gripping, with a lyrical theme that focuses on his personal views. The name Symptoms of Sickness was created due to his interest in the Dark Medieval Times and the morbid history of mental care that is still an ongoing issue in the world. Elnefial does not consider Symptoms of Sickness to be a political band even though some of the lyrics clearly touch upon political themes