Gerry Mulligan

Elliot Lawrence Band - Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1955/1996)

Elliot Lawrence Band - Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1955/1996)
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Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Original Jazz Classics - OJCCD-117-2

Elliot Lawrence, who led a swing-oriented big band after the swing era had already passed its prime, primarily worked in the studios in the 1950s. This reissue from the Original Jazz Classics series (which has not yet surfaced on CD) was one of Lawrence's few jazz dates of the decade. Utilizing a dozen Gerry Mulligan charts (seven of the songs were also composed by Mulligan) and an all-star crew of young modernists (including trumpeter Nick Travis, trombonist Eddie Bert, altoist Hal McKusick, and Al Cohn on tenor), the results are quite pleasing. Although Mulligan himself does not play, his presence is very much felt on songs such as "The Rocker," "Bweebida Bwobbida," "Strike Up the Band," and "Apple Core." Other highlights include tributes to Zoot Sims ("The Swinging Door") and Lester Young ("Mr. President").
Gerry Mulligan - The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions 1960-1962 (2003) {4CD Set Mosaic MD4-221}

Gerry Mulligan - The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions 1960-1962 (2003) {4CD Set Mosaic MD4-221}
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© 1960-62, 2003 Mosaic Records / Universal Music / Verve | MD4-221
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Moder Big Band / Saxopohone

A killer collection of this unique musical moment from Gerry Mulligan – with material that appeared on the albums Concert Jazz Band, Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard, A Concert In Jazz, Concert Jazz Band On Tour Guest Soloist Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan 63 – plus unissued tracks, too! This four disc-set contains all of the existing Concert Band Sessions from May 1960 to December 1962, and makes available for the first time five previously unreleased performances. Some seven others, whose original tapes are either missing or lost, are notated here for the sake of discography. This was, arguably – after and aside from Mulligan's piano-less quartet with Chet Baker – the most visionary music he ever made. It eclipses his nonet recordings of the 1950s because of the sophisticated charts written by trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and the writing Mulligan was doing formed the strength of this band – though this is not immediately apparent at the outset of Disc One. The set commences with a version of the band that included six brass, four reeds, Mulligan on baritone (and piano occasionally), bass, and drums.
Gerry Mulligan And Ben Webster - The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions (1959) {2CD Verve Master Edition}

Gerry Mulligan And Ben Webster - The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions (1959) {2CD Verve Master Edition}
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© 1959, 1997 Verve / PolyGram | 314 539 055-2 | Verve Master Edition | 20-bit remaster
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone

Although an earlier CD added five previously unissued tracks to the original LP Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, this Verve Master Edition two-CD set adds just about everything else recorded during the two sessions that produced the original record, and also features 20-bit sound. Even though Gerry Mulligan was outspoken against issuing material omitted from his original recordings, it is a treat to hear how the songs evolved in the studio. Webster and Mulligan seem mutually inspired throughout the sessions, and strong performances by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis are of considerable help.
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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Mainstream Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2017)

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.