Western Reunion

Western Reunion

by Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan

CD(Spanish Import)

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Gerry Mulligan recorded extensively as a leader in his lifetime, though his short-lived sextet of the mid-'50s was not represented very much in his discography by commercial recordings. This historical discovery, a 1956 midnight concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw that was also evidently broadcast, is an important addition, as one can hear the baritone saxophonist with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trumpeter Jon Eardley, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Donald Bailey, all of whom would work in future Mulligan bands at one time or another. The solos and ensembles are outstanding throughout both sets of the concert, particularly in the leader's intricate "Line for Lyons" (though the song is unfortunately joined in progress), a breezy version of "The Red Door," Eardley's snappy "Demanton" (based on the changes to "Sweet Georgia Brown"), and the moody setting of the standard "My Funny Valentine" (a hit for Mulligan when he co-led his quartet with Chet Baker a few years earlier). The mono sound was mixed from several different microphones located around the stage. This live CD is far more than a curiosity; Gerry Mulligan fans should consider it essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 8713897902099
catalogNumber: 5004805

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerry Mulligan   Primary Artist,Piano,Baritone Saxophone
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Jon Eardley   Trumpet
Dave Bailey   Drums
Bill Crow   Bass
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

John Philip Sousa   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Jon Eardley   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Billy Bird   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jerry Lloyd   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Zoot Sims   Composer
Buster Harding   Composer
Don George   Composer
Jules LeMare (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Harry Ruskin   Composer
Henry Sullivan   Composer
Henry J. Wood   Composer
Egbert Luys   Artwork
Bert Vuislje   Producer
Ditmer Weertman   Producer
Lex Lammen   Liner Notes

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