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Book Review

The Gerry Mulligan 1950s Quartets

Read "The Gerry Mulligan 1950s Quartets" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The Gerry Mulligan 1950s Quartets Alyn Shipton240 Pages ISBN: 978-0197579763 Oxford University Press 2023 Several are the biographies of Gerry Mulligan, arguably jazz's most celebrated baritone saxophonist. None, however, have focused as specifically and as closely as this tome does on the quartets with which Mulligan made his name in the 1950s. Such focused, detailed analysis is the bread and butter of author Alyn Shipton and Oxford University Press. Shipton, BBC ...

Radio & Podcasts

Are Ten Enough?

Read "Are Ten Enough?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

The boys have been at this podcasting game for ten years now (plus a few “bonus" episodes) and celebrate with a tenth anniversary show dedicated to--what else?--tentets. And yes, spell-check, “tentet" is a real word. We journey from the 1950's to the right-now's in quest of ensembles too big to be a combo, too small to be a “big" band, and generally like what we find.Playlist Discussion of Gerry Mulligan' album Gene Norman Presents the Original Gerry Mulligan ...

Album Review

Charles Mingus & Joni Mitchell: Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings 1978-1979

Read "Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings 1978-1979" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Looks like a bumper month of archival releases awaits the ever ready Mingus aficionado. First, in late April, 2022, Resonance Records unleashes The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's. Just in time for Record Store Day (April 23) Candid Records releases a sweetly remastered Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus. Now, in a joint announcement from Jazz Workshop Inc. and Rhino Records to celebrate the big man's centennial (April 22) comes Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings, 1978-1979. Recorded just ...

Radio & Podcasts

Gerry Mulligan, Adam Price & More

Read "Gerry Mulligan, Adam Price & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we begin with a profile of a the fresh jazz sounds out of the United Kingdom with The Beats and Pieces Big Band featuring the group's leader Ben Cottrell off their latest commemorative CD simply entitled Ten. It celebrates a full decade of their groundbreaking jazz groove. The hour continues with a mincing of both the old and the new, including legends like Billy May and Gerry Mulligan. The show continues with a highlight of ...

Film Review

Gerry Mulligan with Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Read "Gerry Mulligan with Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan with Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra M.A.P. Editions 2015 Valutazione: * * * ½ Com'è noto Gerry Mulligan non è stato solo uno dei massimi esponenti del sax baritono nel jazz ma anche un magistrale compositore e orchestratore. Basterebbe solo ricordare che all'età di 22 anni, partecipando all'incisione di Birth of the Cool, scrisse e arrangiò capolavori come “Jeru," “Venus de Milo," “Rocker" e orchestrò “Godchild," “Deception" e “Darn That Dream." Un ...

The Vinyl Post

Gerry Mulligan: The Emarcy Sextet Recordings

Read "Gerry Mulligan: The Emarcy Sextet Recordings" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

While there are many reasons why the cool jazz movement on the west coast was a somewhat short-lived era, one of the key aspects of its quiet demise was the decidedly harder-edged music coming out of New York at about the same time period. Back around 1955, hard bop was making its ascendency and this might shed some light on how it's possible for the great music recorded by Gerry Mulligan's sextet to have been so blatantly ignored. Truth be ...

Album Review

National Jazz Ensemble: Featuring Gerry Mulligan

Read "Featuring Gerry Mulligan" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Any new CD whose cover proclaims “Featuring Gerry Mulligan" is guaranteed to turn heads, raise antennae and whip up interest. This one, on which Mulligan performs with the then-three-year-old National Jazz Ensemble, was recorded February 19, 1977, in a sold-out auditorium at the New School in New York City. In his liner notes, trumpeter David Berger expresses his regret that more than enough people to warrant a second concert (which couldn't be arranged) had to be turned away that evening. ...


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