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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.

Bob Brookmeyer - Four Classic Albums (2012) [4LP on 2CD]

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Bob Brookmeyer - Four Classic Albums (2012) [4LP on 2CD]

Bob Brookmeyer - Four Classic Albums (2012) [4LP on 2CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 786 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb | Time: 02:38:10
Cool, Mainstream Jazz, West Coast | Label: Avid Jazz | # AMSC1054

This 2-CD set presents the legendary valve trombonist acting as co-leader with Zoot Sims on the January 1956 album "Tonite's Music Today" and as leader of three separate studio groups on the self-titled "Brookmeyer" from October of the same year. He's leader of the BB Quartet on "The Blues - Hot and Cold" from June 1960, and finally shares leadership on "Stan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer" from September 1961.