Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shorty Rogers - Modern Sounds/Gerry Mulligan and His Ten-Tette

Mention the style “cool jazz” to a music fan and most likely their first thought will be of Chet Baker or Dave Brubeck. All well and good, but there was a cat who came before them who actually laid the groundwork for the style. That was Gerry Mulligan, the baritone saxophonist, arranger, and composer whose original piano-less quartet introduced Baker to the world, and who was also present at the early Miles Davis BIRTH OF THE COOL sessions. Mulligan's baritone playing itself featured a big, burly sound that managed to be dexterous and supple too. On this '50s-era reissue, MODERN SOUNDS, Mulligan leads his larger group Ten-Tette through sharp, witty arrangements and relaxed swing (credit drummer Chico Hamilton), along with concise solos (Baker, Bud Shank) and timeless cool.

Source :

Shorty Rogers
Modern Sounds
Gerry Mulligan
and His Ten-Tette


1 Popo (Rogers)  3:02
2 Didi (Rogers)  2:26
3 Four Mothers (Guiffre)  2:48
4 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  3:00
5 Apropos (Rogers)  2:38
6 Sam and the Lady (Rogers)  3:07
7 Westwood Walk (Mulligan)  2:33
8 A Ballad (Mulligan)  2:52
9 Walkin' Shoes (Mulligan)  3:37
10 Rocker (Mulligan)  2:28
11 Takin' a Chance on Love (Duke, Fetter, Latouche)  2:52
12 Flashn (Mulligan)  3:04
13 Simbah (Mulligan)  2:58
14 Ontet (Mulligan)  3:15 


[# 1-6] Shorty Rogers and His Giants
Shorty Rogers - tp
John Graas - fr hrn
Gene Englund - tb
Art Pepper - as
Jimmy Giuffre - ts
Hampton Hawes - p
Don Bagley - b
Shelly Manne - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; October 8, 1951
[# 7-10] Gerry Mulligan Ten-Tette
Chet Baker - tp
Pete Candoli - tp
Bob Enevoldsen - tb
John Graas - fr hrn
Ray Siegel - tb
Bud Shank - as
Don Davidson - bs
Gerry Mulligan - bs
Joe Mondragon - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; January 29, 1953
[# 11-14] Gerry Mulligan Ten-Tette
Same as above, except
Gerry Mulligan - bs & p
Larry Bunker - dr, replaces Hamilton
Recorded sam place as above ; January 31, 1953


Melanchthon said...

vsense said...

Good Fun,

rubberduck said...

Thanks, Mel....

neil said...

Also issued as 'Birth of The Cool Vol.2'...

L said...

What is the password?

mattvilla7 said...

any chance of a re-up on this one?