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Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1990) Retail CD
West Coast Jazz
The swing and bop start right here on this legendary 1959 session between baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and tenor man Ben Webster. The opening track, Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge," is lush and emotional and truly sets the tone for this album. With Jimmy Rowles on piano (his intro on "Sunday" sounds like a ragtimer like Willie "The Lion" Smith just pushed him off the stool before the band came in), Mel Lewis on drums, and always superb Leroy Vinnegar on bass present and accounted for, the rhythm section is superbly swinging with just the right amount of bop lines and chords in the mixmore… to spice things up. The ghost of Duke Ellington hovers over every note on this record (Billy Strayhorn was one of his main arrangers), and that is a very good thing indeed. There's a beautiful understated quality to the music on this session that makes it the perfect "relaxing around the house on a rainy day" disc to pop in the player. File this one under cool, very smooth, and supple.
|4||Who's Got Rhythm|
|5||Tell Me When|
|7||In A Mellotone|
|8||What Is This Thing Called Love|
|11||BLues In B Flat|
- Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster (1990) Retail CD
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