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The Vic Lewis West Coast All-Stars: With Love to Gerry

Read "With Love to Gerry" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If by “All--Stars" Vic Lewis means a world--class rhythm section backing three superb front--liners, then he's squarely on the mark, as With Love to Gerry (Mulligan, of course) embodies exactly that. There are two exceptions, the opening “Noblesse," performed by an a cappella “trombone choir" (actually, Andy Martin overdubbed), and the luminous “Ballade," handsomely shaped by Christian Jacob's unaccompanied piano. Martin, one of the West Coast's (and the world's) stellar young trombonists, is partnered the rest of the way by ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Vic Lewis & the West Coast All-Stars: With Love to Gerry

Read "With Love to Gerry" reviewed by Mike Neely

For a band to play Gerry Mulligan's music well all they need is a sophisticated horn section with an unerring sense of rhythm, a core of intelligent soloists with a wide range of stylistic knowledge, and a fluent rhythm section that can accompany with both vigor and taste. Vic Lewis and the West Coast All-Stars measure up to this demanding description on their new release With Love To Gerry.Baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was not only a great musician, ...


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