Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Sextet - Stuttgart 1977 (1977/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 49:07 | 1.71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover+digital booklet
Together with Gil Evans and Miles Davis, the 20 year old Gerry Mulligan conceived the revolutionary nonet music for Birth of the Cool. In Stuttgart, at age 50, he was already looking back on a career spanning almost thirty years and was much in demand. The fact that he wrote fascinating film scores and won Grammys for them in the ‘70s, not to mention his burgeoning interest in jazz-rock fusions, once again highlighted this extraordinary musician’s exceptional openness and creative potential.
This Stuttgart concert shows that the ever self-critical jazzman never let his identity slip. It was evident in his choice of players; rising stars such as vibraphonist Dave Samuels or guitarist Mike Santiago proved they could harmonise with experienced greats such as bassist George Duvivier as if they had been doing it all their lives. Like Ellington, Gerry Mulligan always preferred his jazz “IN A STATE OF BECOMING”.
01. For an Unfinished Woman 09:50
02. Line for Lyons 06:24
03. Taurus Moon 08:18
04. Babes in Arms: My Funny Valentine 05:28
05. Four for Three 06:34
06. K-4 Pacific 12:38
Baritone & Soprano Saxophone – Gerry Mulligan
Bass – George Duvivier
Drums – Bobby Rosengarden
Guitar – Mike Santiago
Piano – Thomas Fay
Vibraphone – Dave Samuels
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