Friday, June 2, 2017

Gerry Mulligan - Reunion with Chet Baker

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.
Scott Yanow

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Gerry Mulligan
Reunion with Chet Baker


1 Reunion (Mulligan)  4:03
2 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  5:05
3 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish)  4:42
4 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Porter)  4:11
5 Jersey Bounce (Bradshaw, Feyne, Johnson, Plater, Wright)  4:25
6 The Surrey With the Fringe on Top (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  4:40
7 Trav'lin' Light (Mercer, Mundy, Young)  3:40
8 Trav'lin' Light [alt. take] (Mercer, Mundy, Young)  4:30
9 Ornithology (Harris, Parker)  5:11
10 People Will Say We're in Love (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  3:40
11 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)  3:20
12 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Razaf, Redman)  3:30
13 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You [alt. take] (Razaf, Redman)  3:30
14 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:57
15 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  6:43


Gerry Mulligan - bs
Chet Baker - tp
Henry Grimes - b
Dave Bailey - dr

Recorded December 3, 11 & 17, 1957


kanas said...

Thanks mel

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stuff - delighted to get the FLACs. My copy is kaput.

Jason, Sydney AU

marcusr said...

And once more beautiful gem!
Thank You!

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

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Kovina Kris said...

In general, I can't get enough of that Mulligan stuff so I'm really glad to get a chance to hear this. Thank you!

danair said...

Somehow missed this first time out,thanks for the re-up Mel.

Jazzman77 said...

Thank you so much Melanchthon yet another great recording.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you very much

Albertito Jazz said...

Muchísimas gracias, Melanchthon!

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fcapeau said...

May be not the magic of the earlier group (52/53) (!!!) but what an amazing music, counterpoint and elegant way of playing jazz. Many thanks, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Gil said...

Encore une fois merci.