Sunday, July 24, 2016

Claude Williamson mulls the Mulligan scene

Claude Williamson mulls the Mulligan scene merely means making Mulligan's music more pianistic : The word mull can take on many meanings, but in this instance it has to do with the interesting presentation of this collection of successful instrumentals with a group featuring piano, whereas the original recordings of these tunes by Gerry have been unique in that they had no piano in their instrumentation ("blue at the Roots" is the exception). To make the conception of these composition more unique, Claude Williamson is actually featured by four hands on two pianos. When the idea for this album first was discussed, the plan was to have Claude play a duet with another pianist. Finally, it was decided that Claude would actually play the four hands by the simple process of playing on a second track over the original one.

Source :

Claude Williamson
Mulls The Mulligan Scene
With his Twin
Jazz Pianos & Trio


1 Walkin’ Shoes  3:20
2 Limelight  2:40
3 Westwood Walk  2:37
4 A Ballad  2:43
5 Utter Chaos  4:49
6 Bark for Barksdale  3:22
7 Simbah  2:36
8 Blue at the Roots  5:45
9 Apple Core  2:52
10 Line for Lyons  3:16
11 Ontet  4:35

All Compositions by Gerry Mulligan


Claude Williamson - p
Howards Roberts - g
Red Mitchell - b
Stan Levey - d

Recorded in Los Angeles, 1958

Originally released on Criterion Records LP-CR-601


LaroSwing said...

Thank you anyway, melanchthon! ;-)

rm said...

merci beaucoup

blbs said...

Very very nice! Thank you Dear Melanchthon!!!

wouter said...

thank you very much, mel!

Otis Foster said...

Very big upgrade for a neglected pianist.


deGallo said...

Thank you Mel

zero said...

Thanks. This one's completely new to me.

Davidscott789 said...

Thank you!

kidloco said...

I referenced your blog in an aggregator that I just opened. Tell me if you agree to be there and if you can put the button of my blog on yours. You will find all the codes html on the bottom right of Blogs&cie.
thank you

Morris said...

This looks very interesting. Thank you sharing it.


Blue Eyes said...

Many thanks Mel for this album!

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

L.O.L. said...

Thx Mel=)

greenishthing said...

wonderful, thanks!!

Pernath said...

Thanks a lot, Mel!

Mike said...


kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

TEBOUL René said...

Excellent !! Thanks !

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

jazzcat1228 said...

This looks like a solid album. Thank you for sharing, Mel!

chuchuni said...

Thanks again Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Historicus said...

Great, amny thanks!

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

thank you for this interesting album.

Fred Archtop said...

thanks Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!