Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan meets Scott Hamilton - Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986/2006)

Gerry Mulligan meets Scott Hamilton - Soft Lights & Sweet Music (1986/2006)
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Starting in the late '50s, Gerry Mulligan recorded a series of encounters with fellow saxophonists that included such immortals as Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. In 1986 he resumed the practice for this one date on which his baritone is matched with the tenor of the young great Scott Hamilton. The music, which includes warm ballads and fairly hot romps (five of the seven songs are Mulligan originals), consistently swing and are quite enjoyable.
Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP}**

Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group}
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Genre: jazz

Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges is the 1960 album by Gerry Mulligan and Johnny Hodges. Originally released on Verve, Mulligan and Hodges are joined by Claude Williamson (piano), Buddy Clark (bass), and Mel Lewis (drums). This is from a CD released by Verve Music Group on 24 June, 2003.
Gene Krupa - ...Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1959) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Gene Krupa - …Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1959) {2005 Verve Music Group}
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Genre: jazz

Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements is the 1959 album by Gene Krupa. Released in 1959 by Verve but recorded in 1958, this comes from the CD released by Verve Music Group on 26 April, 2005.
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) {Epic EPC 450554 2 rel 1987}

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) {Epic EPC 450554 2 rel 1987}
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© 1974, 1987 CTI / Epic / CBS | EPC 450554 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone / Trumpet

At this 1974 concert baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker had one of their very rare reunions; it would be only the second and final time that they recorded together after Mulligan's original quartet broke up in 1953. Oddly enough, a fairly contemporary rhythm section was used (keyboardist Bob James, vibraphonist Dave Samuels, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Harvey Mason, and in one of his first recordings, guitarist John Scofield). However, some of the old magic was still there between the horns, and in addition to two of Mulligan's newer tunes, this set (the first of two volumes) also includes fresh versions of "Line for Lyons" and "My Funny Valentine."
Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}
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© 1962, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4024
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jeru was a favor that Gerry Mulligan did for his drummer, Dave Bailey, who owned a startup label called Jazzline. Mulligan was bet-ween recording contracts. The ensemble played together only once, during the four-and-a-half-hour session when Jeru was made in 1962. It features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, Bailey on drums and Alec Dorsey on congas. The album never appeared on Jazzline because CBS bought the master and released it on Columbia.
Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 2 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 7 46864 2 rel 1988}

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 2 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 7 46864 2 rel 1988}
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© 1954, 1988 Pacific Jazz / EMI-Capitol Records | CDP 7 46864 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

The second of two CDs in this series mostly consists of previously unissued material taken from a high school concert featuring the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (which at the time featured trumpeter Jon Eardley) plus two guests (valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and tenor-saxophonist Zoot Sims). This swinging and often-witty cool bop music is quite enjoyable and highly recommended.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
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© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}
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© 1954, 1988 Pacific Jazz / EMI-Manhattan Records | CDP 746960 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

This CD documents a concert by Gerry Mulligan's Quartet when the baritonist's group featured trumpeter Jon Eardley, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chico Hamilton. Half of these ten selections were either previously unissued or only available as part of obscure samplers. The music, comprised of standards, some blues and a few Mulligan originals, is quite enjoyable, swinging lightly and with plenty of interplay between the horns.
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dream A Little Dream (1994) {Telarc CD-83364}

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dream A Little Dream (1994) {Telarc CD-83364}
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© 1994 Telarc | CD-83364
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Baritonist Gerry Mulligan had at the time of this recording been a jazz giant for 45 years. His slightly bubbly baritone sound has always been distinctive and he never had difficulty jamming with anyone. In the 1990s Mulligan's regular trio has been comprised of pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson and drummer Ron Vincent. The sidemen work together very well on this quartet date (Bill Mays fills in for Rosenthal on two songs) and form a solid foundation for Mulligan to float over. The baritonist performs a variety of superior standards such as "Home," "They Say It's Wonderful," and "My Shining Hour," revives "My Funny Valentine"; he also revisits a few of his originals (including "Walking Shoes" and "Song for Strayhorn"). This is a fine example of Gerry Mulligan's playing.
Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Live at the Berlin Philharmonie (1970) {2CD Columbia 481415-2 rel 1995}

Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Live at the Berlin Philharmonie (1970) {2CD Columbia 481415-2 rel 1995}
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© 1970, 1995 Columbia / Sony Music | 481415-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Sax / Piano Trio

Out of the 13 selections included on this double CD, six were originally released just in Europe, two ("Out of Nowhere" and "Mexican Jumping Bean") were never out before and only five songs were on the American LP. Considering how inspired the Dave Brubeck Quartet sounds, it is surprising that the music has been so obscure for so long. Baritonist Gerry Mulligan is particularly heated on the opening two numbers (the unreleased tracks), pianist Dave Brubeck really stretches himself (check him out on "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" where he progresses from stride to free), and bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson, in addition to their solo space, are quite alert and constantly pushing the lead voices. Not only are the musicians in top form but the audience is very enthusiastic, demanding three encores. The extensive liner notes by Geoffrey Smith are also a major plus. Highly recommended.