Complete Live in Rome Concert
Gerry Mulligan (bs,p), Art Farmer (tp), Bill Cow (b), Dave Bailey (d)
This phenomenal 71-minute release features one of the seminal performances of Gerry Mulligan's inimitable piano-less quartet with the oustanding trumpeter Art Farmer. Recorded at Rome's Adriano Theater on June 19, 1959, the two horn players take advantage of the freedom provided by the absence of the piano to improvise interweaving counterpoint lines with legendary skill.
The final recording of Mulligan's quartet with Farmer, this edition is as important for its historical significance as it is for the extraordinay quality of the music. Also includes the bonus track of Mulligan's composition "Utter Chaos" recorded at the Stockholm concert on May 19, 1959.
01. As Catch Can
02. Walkin' shoes
03. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
04. Just in Time
05. I Can't Get Started
06. News from Newport
07. Moonlight in Vermont
08. Spring is Sprung
10. Utter Chaos
Recorded at Adriano Theatre, Rome, June 19, 1959.
Except track #10 recorded in Stockholm, May 19, 1959.
"The interplay between Mulligan and Farmer in the near-classic group makes this an easily recommended set fot straight-ahead jazz collector."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide