Gerry Mulligan

The Original Sextet: Complete Studio Master Takes (2 CD Set)

Lone Hill Jazz

Jon Eardley, Don Ferrara (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb, p), Zoot Sims (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs, p), Peck Morrison, Bill Crow (b), Dave Bailey (d)

Reference: LHJ10242_2

Bar code: 8436019582428

Contains the complete albums:
Presenting, Mainstream (EmArcy)
A Profile of Gerry Mulligan (Mercury)

This double CD includes all of the studio master takes of Gerry Mulligans celebrated sextet, as well as eight additional bonus tracks on CD 2, which consist of different versions of unedited material from the same studio sessions. Mulligan can seldom have played better than in these sextet performances. These items show his advances in regard to tonal variety, rhythm relaxation and piquant melodic invention.

Jazz critic Ralph J. Gleason wrote the following in Down Beat magazine: The sextet perhaps may be the initial form for Mulligan to work with. His seminal researches into rhythm devices, evident in the quartet, have been developed to a greater extent here and in a much freer form than with a big-band book. There are times, usually on an interlude toward the end of a number, when he is able to direct the horns into a boiling and bubbling stew which can raise me right off the floor.
Splendid sound quality!



01. Mud bug
02. Sweet and lovely
03. Apple core
04. Nights at the turntable
05. Broadway
06. Everything happens to me
07. The lady is a tramp
08. Bernie's tune
09. Makin' whoopee
10. Demanton
11. Duke Ellington Medley
12. Westward walk
13. La plus que lente
14. Blues


01. Elevation
02. Mainstream
03. Ain't it the truth
04. Igloo
05. Blues at the roots
06. Lollypop
07. Blues *
08. The lady is a tramp *
09. Demanton *
10. Broadway *
11. Sweet and lovely *
12. Bernie's tune *
13. Westwood walk *
14. La plus que lente *

(*) Bonus Tracks

Recorded in New York City in September & October 1955, and January & September 1956


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