27 janeiro 2011

Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker (1952-3)



1. Line For LyonS
2. Walking Shoes
3. Love Me Or Leave Me
4. Carioca
5. Freeway
6. Moonlight In Vermont
7. The Lady Is A Tramp
8. Bark For Barksdale
9. My Funny Valentine
10. Bernie's Tune
11. Five Brothers
12. Turnstile
13. I May Be Wrong
14. Swing House
15. Lullaby Of The Leaves
16. The Nearness Of You
17. I'm Beginning To See The Light
18. Makin' Whoopee
19. Frenesi
20. Nights At The Turntable
21. Jeru
22. Cherry
23. Aren't You Glad You're You
24. Tea For Two

Chet Baker (Trumpet),
Chico Hamilton (Drums)
Gerry Mulligan (Sax (Baritone))
Larry Bunker (Drums),
Carson Smith (Bass),
Bobby Whitlock (Bass)

The first half of this album has the six rarest studio performances by the Gerry Mulligan quartet, excellent music that does not duplicate the Mosaic box or Jeru's Prestige output. The quartet with trumpeter Chet Baker sounds at the top of its form on such songs as "Varsity Drag," "Speak Low," "Half Nelson," "Lady Bird," "Love Me or Leave Me" and "Swing House." The second half of this set is not on the same level, finding the Buddy DeFranco quartet of 1953 hampered by The Herman McCoy Swing Choir on six numbers, all of which have "Star" in its title. This budget set inexcusably leaves off any personnel or date listing but is worth picking up for the Mulligan performances.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide


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