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|Gerry Mulligan||Primary Artist, Baritone Saxophone|
|Grover Washington Jr.||Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone|
Posted February 4, 2011
I had always avoided the old age recordings of my jazz heroes. But I'm glad I gave Gerry Mulligan a chance. Dragonfly is a total delight, and although he was in his last months of life, Mulligan shines with his always rhythmic, always appropriate improvisational phrases. His writing and arranging is, as usual, impeccably done. This was the first time I heard Grover Washington Jr. on tenor sax and I gained a new respect for his work. Dave Gruisin contributes very tasty piano fills and solos. John Scofield on guitar and Dave Samuels on vibes contribute nicely. This CD has over an hour of great cool jazz that should be appreciated by anyone interested - and should be added to the collections of all Mulligan fans. (The preceeding is my original review published elsewhere in 2007. Glad someone thought it worth plagiarizing).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Until recently, I had avoided the old-age work of my jazz heroes. There was no reason to avoid this great album from Gerry Mulligan - who wrote all the tunes here. He is quite a bit more accomplished here than he was on "The Birth of The Cool" sessions, for instance. This is the first time I had heard Grover Washington Jr. on tenor sax and I developed a renewed appreciation for this sax man. Dave Grusin on piano and other jazz notables sit in with Gerry's quartet. If you enjoy cool jazz, you'll enjoy this fine effort. If you're a Mulligan fan, you should really add this to your collection.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.