CD1: The San Diego C
CD2: The Studio Sess
The San Diego Concert 1954 + Complete Studio Sessions 1955-1956 (3-cd Box Set)
Gerry Mulligan Sextet
Featuring: Gerry Mulligan (bars, p), Jon Eardley (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p), Zoot Sims (ts), Red Mitchell (b), Larry Bunker (d) // Gerry Mulligan (bars, p), Jon Eardley, Don Ferrara (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Zoot Sims (ts), Peck Morrison, Bill Crow (b)...
REFERENCE: FSRCD 417_3 CD Box
BAR CODE: 8427328604178
This 3-CD set features the complete recordings by one of the most exciting ensembles Gerry Mulligan ever led; in fact, he said it was his favorite. It is the swinging presentation of the music throughout, the inventive soloists within a functional, fresh and never pretentious written context that makes listening to the sextet a distinct pleasure. The writing—both originals and standards—is marked primarily by the constant use of flowing complementary lines in the ensemble and often behind soloists as well. There exists a rocking ease, and yet an almost airy feeling to this beautifully collective interplay.
CONTAINING: 1 single CD (San Diego concert) + 1 doble CD (Studio sessions) + 16-pages booklet with photos and liner notes by Alun Morgan especially written for this project.
San Diego concert
1. People Will Say We're in Love
2. Western Reunion
3. I Know, Don't Know How
4. The Red Door
5. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
6. I'll Remember April
7. There Will Never Be Another You
8. It Don't Mean a Thing
9. Duke Ellington medley: In a Sentimental Mood - Flamingo - Moon Mist
1. Bernie’s Tune
2. Mud Bug
3. Blues (alt.)
4. The Lady Is a Tramp (alt.)
5. Duke Ellington Medley:
Moon Mist - In a Sentimental Mood / Demanton (alt.)
6. Demanton (alt.)
8. Broadway (alt.)
9. Sweet and Lovely
10. Westwood Walk
1. Night at the Turntable
2. Everything Happens to Me
3. The Lady is a Tramp
4. Westwood Walk (alt.)
5. Ain't it the Truth
7. La plus que Lente (alt.)
8. La plus que Lente
10. Makin' Whoopee
13. Blues at the Roots
14. Sweet and Lovely
15. Bernie's Tune
Personnel and dates:
San Diego concert:
Gerry Mulligan (bars, p), Jon Eardley (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p), Zoot Sims (ts), Red Mitchell (b), Larry Bunker (d).
Recorded in Hoover High School, San Diego, 1954
CD 1:Gerry Mulligan (bars, p), Jon Eardley (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Zoot Sims (ts), Peck Morrison (b), Dave Bailey (d).
New York, September 21, 1955. Tracks #1 to 6
New York, September 22, 1955. Tracks #7 to 11
New York, October 31, 1955. Tracks #12 & 13
CD 2: Same personnel as CD 1 but Bob Brookmeyer & Gerry Mulligan play`paino on track #2 & 13 respectively.
New York, October 31, 1955. Tracks #1 to 3
New York, January 25, 1956. Bill Crow replaces Morrison. Tracks #4 to 7
New York, September 26, 1956. Don Ferrara replaces Eardley. Tracks# 8 to 13
New York, September 22, 1955. Tracks #14 & 15.
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet