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Lee Konitz & The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Konitz Meets Mulligan [Recorded 1953] (1988)

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Lee Konitz & The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Konitz Meets Mulligan [Recorded 1953] (1988)

Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Konitz Meets Mulligan [Recorded 1953] (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 181 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pacific Jazz/Capitol (CDP 7 46847 2)

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker despite its prolific recorded output and its impact on jazz and the American public lasted for less than one year. Ensconced as the house band at The Haig in Los Angeles and able to record at is own discretion for Pacific Jazz (as well as single sessions for two other labels), this revolutionary, pianoless quartet crafted its own repertoire and arrangements and built a solid, prolific legacy.
By January of 1953, when he recorded the tentette, Mulligan felt confident that his quartet was ready to record live at their Los Angeles home The Haig. Dick Bock started bringing down his portable tape recorder to capture the band for possible record releases. One night, Lee Konitz, who was then a member of the confining, pompous, ponderous Stan Kenton Orchestra, came to the club to sit in…

Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights (1965) {Mercury}

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Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights (1965) {Mercury}

Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights (1965) {Mercury}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 184MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 78MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

This is a rather relaxed recording featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan and some of his top alumni (trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey) exploring three of his own songs (including "Festive Minor"), Chopin's Prelude in E minor, "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and "Morning of the Carnival" (from Black Orpheus). The emphasis is on ballads and nothing too innovative occurs, but the results are pleasing and laid-back.

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

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Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, West Coast, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord | # CCD 2169-2 | 01:09:19

A little less than eight years after it occurred, Concord Records issued this concert, originally broadcast on German radio, from Gerry Mulligan's last European tour, performed less than a year before his death. Mulligan appears with his regular band of the time – pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Ron Vincent – playing a group of originals that serve as springboards for his lyrical style of baritone saxophone playing. The group, which had been together for several years at this point, plays smoothly, offering excellent support to the leader. A special treat is the final track, a version of "These Foolish Things" on which Mulligan duets with guest star Dave Brubeck. The album demonstrates that, in his maturity, Mulligan continued to live up to the standards he had set for himself across a career stretching back 45 years. There are no real revelations this late in the game, but Mulligan and the band play with the assurance of veterans.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 648 | ~ 131 or 108 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 21 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz

Three years after Gerry Mulligan initially sat in with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the baritone saxophonist arrived at a point where he could perform alongside Brubeck's alto saxophonist, Paul Desmond, for this much anticipated session. When legal issues, wranglings with producer Norman Granz, and the question of which record label would subsidize and release this album were resolved, the two saxophonists went ahead to produce a delightful program of standards and originals where their more playful sides could fully blossom…

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dragonfly (1995)

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dragonfly (1995)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dragonfly (1995)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83453-C)

On what was probably Gerry Mulligan's last studio album (recorded less than a year before his death), the great baritonist is heard still in prime form. He contributed all ten compositions and the emphasis is on lyricism and slower tempoes; only three songs are taken above a medium pace. There are fine cameos by Grover Washington Jr. on tenor and soprano (during the first two numbers), cornetist Warren Vache and trumpeter Ryan Kisor. In addition, guitarist John Scofield and vibraphonist Dave Samuels (who both played with Jeru in the 1970's) are on many of the tracks and pianist Dave Grusin is on some although there is no identification as to which songs. A five-piece brass section was overdubbed on a later occasion…

Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc - Paraiso (1993)

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Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc - Paraiso (1993)

Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc - Paraiso (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 368 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83361)

Although baritonist Gerry Mulligan is listed as the leader of this date, vocalist Jane Duboc is really the main star. The Brazilian-oriented set consists of eight Mulligan originals (including "Tema Pra Jobim," which finds him switching to piano, and "Willow Tree") and three other numbers, with "Wave" being the only standard. Duboc sings well, although her voice never sticks in one's mind, and Mulligan has short solos and mostly sticks to the background; they are joined by a couple of Brazilian rhythm sections. Pleasant music that mostly stands out as a historical curiosity in Gerry Mulligan's discography.

Gerry Mulligan - 3 Essential Albums (1960-1963) [3CD Box Set] (2017)

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Gerry Mulligan - 3 Essential Albums (1960-1963) [3CD Box Set] (2017)

Gerry Mulligan - 3 Essential Albums (1960-1963) [3CD Box Set] (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 877 MB |Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music/Verve (0600753777886)

Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1960). Make no mistake about it, the swing and bop start right here on this legendary 1959 session between baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and tenor man Ben Webster. The opening track, Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge" is lush and emotional and truly sets the tone for this album. With Jimmy Rowles on piano (his intro on "Sunday" sounds like a ragtimer like Willie "The Lion" Smith just pushed him off the stool before the band came in), Mel Lewis on drums, and the always superb Leroy Vinnegar on bass present and accounted for, the rhythm section is superbly swinging with just the right amount of bop lines and chords in the mix to spice things up…

Gerry Mulligan and His Orchestra - All that Jazz, Vol. 131: The Ballad and the Beat (2020 Remaster) (2020)

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Gerry Mulligan and His Orchestra - All that Jazz, Vol. 131: The Ballad and the Beat (2020 Remaster) (2020)

Gerry Mulligan and His Orchestra - All that Jazz, Vol. 131: The Ballad and the Beat (2020 Remaster) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 57:38 | 303 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Jube Legends

The most famous and probably greatest jazz baritonist of all time, Gerry Mulligan was a giant. A flexible soloist who was always ready to jam with anyone from Dixielanders to the most advanced boppers, Mulligan brought a somewhat revolutionary light sound to his potentially awkward and brutal horn and played with the speed and dexterity of an altoist. Mulligan started on the piano before learning clarinet and the various saxophones. His initial reputation was as an arranger. In 1944 he wrote charts for Johnny Warrington's radio band and soon was making contributions to the books of Tommy Tucker and George Paxton. He moved to New York in 1946 and joined Gene Krupa's Orchestra as a staff arranger; his most notable chart was "Disc Jockey Jump." The rare times he played with Krupa's band was on alto and the same situation existed when he was with Claude Thornhill in 1948.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957) [Re-Up]

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957) [Re-Up]

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:10
Cool, Mainstream Jazz, West Coast | Label: EMI-Manhattan | # CDP 7 46857 2

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952-53 was one of the best-loved jazz groups of the decade and it made stars out of both the leader and trumpeter Chet Baker. Mulligan and Baker had very few reunions after 1953 but this particular CD from 1957 is an exception. Although not quite possessing the magic of the earlier group, the music is quite enjoyable and the interplay between the two horns is still special. With expert backup by bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Dave Bailey, these 13 selections (plus two new alternate takes) should please fans of both Mulligan and Baker.

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994

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The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:11
Cool, Bop, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony/Legacy | # 475699 2

The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.

Gerry Mulligan - Lonesome Boulevard (1990) (Repost)

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Gerry Mulligan - Lonesome Boulevard (1990) (Repost)

Gerry Mulligan - Lonesome Boulevard (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: A&M Records (397 061-2)

Gerry Mulligan's quartet recorded this studio date about seven years before his death, and it's a beautiful statement of where the refined, seasoned veteran of cool jazz was at in the later years of his life. A young Bill Charlap on the piano (rare unto itself in that Mulligan often excluded a keyboardist) was essentially introduced to the jazz world with this album, and proved to be a perfect foil for the baritone saxophonist's leaner notions. Charlap is also quite substantive, never grabbing the spotlight for himself, but tastefully adding chord progressions and comping to Mulligan's world-class musings. Only David Amram's patient California-styled "Splendor in the Grass" is not penned by Mulligan, with the rest of the set spilt between Brazilian songs, a little bop, and mostly the laid-back easygoing jazz that the leader specialized in…

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol. 2 [Recorded 1954] (1996)

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol. 2 [Recorded 1954] (1996)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol. 2 [Recorded 1954] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG France (74321409432)

Gerry Mulligan played several concerts at the Salle Pleyel during a 1954 visit to Paris, excerpts from which are heard on this CD and a first volume, issued separately. One of many groups the baritone saxophonist led with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, the quartet is rounded out by bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Frank Isola (who sticks to brushes). Mulligan and Brookmeyer work magic together as they alternate between taking the lead and providing backgrounds for one another, while also engaging in some terrific counterpoint. The audience enthusiastically responds to the mix of standards and Mulligan's originals…

Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings [Recorded 1952-1957] [4CD Box Set] (1996)

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Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings [Recorded 1952-1957] [4CD Box Set] (1996)

Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings [Recorded 1952-1957] [4CD Box Set] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,33 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 669 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pacific Jazz ‎(CDP 7243 8 38263 2 2)

Baritonist Gerry Mulligan's pianoless quartet of 1952-1953 with trumpeter Chet Baker was one of the most popular groups of the period and an influential force on West Coast Jazz. Mulligan's interplay with Baker looked back toward the collective improvisation of Dixieland but utilized up-to-date harmonies. This four-CD set overlaps with a previous (and now out-of-print) five-LP Mosaic box. In addition to all of the Pacific Jazz (as opposed to Fantasy and GNP/Crescendo) recordings of the Mulligan Quartet (including the hit version of "My Funny Valentine"), this box has a few slightly earlier titles that find Mulligan gradually forming the group (even utilizing pianist Jimmie Rowles on two songs), tunes from live sessions in which altoist Lee Konitz made the band a quintet, the 1957 Mulligan-Baker set called Reunion, and an Annie Ross date from the same period (leaving out the numbers that have Art Farmer in Baker's place)…

Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) [Japanese Edition 1997, XRCD]

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Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) [Japanese Edition 1997, XRCD]

Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) [Japanese Edition 1997, XRCD]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 306 MB | Covers - 78 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JVC (JVCXR-0032)

Mulligan Meets Monk documents the 1957 meeting of two sharp musical minds. Though the pairing may seem unlikely, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan - whose cool, West Coast style blends dexterity with laid-back grace - and Thelonious Monk - whose radical, angular piano playing and thoroughly modern compositions are blueprints for the possibilities of bop - sound remarkable together. In fact, it is the contrast between the players' styles that lends this set its balance and appeal. The program, which includes four compositions by Monk and one by Mulligan, is unassailable. Mulligan acquits himself admirably on the Monk classics "'Round Midnight," "Rhythm-a-ning," and "Straight, No Chaser," unfurling his smooth tone over their zigzagging melodies and ambitious scalar architecture…