by Gerry Mulligan

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In 1977, a long-lost Gerry Mulligan big-band session from 1957 was released for the first time. The four selections featured the baritonist's arrangements for a 15-piece group that included such notables as altoist Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, and Charlie Rouse on tenors, and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. To fill out the LP, two of Mulligan's vintage arrangements for the Gene Krupa Orchestra ("How High the Moon" and the hit "Disc Jockey Jump") from 1946-1947, and a pair of charts for Elliot Lawrence's big band ("Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" and "Elevation") were reissued. On those titles, Mulligan only plays one solo; he is not even on the Krupa recordings, since he was much better-known as an arranger than as a player at the time. In 1998, all of the music from the album (which was titled The Arranger) was reissued on this CD, along with two alternates from the 1957 set and a newly discovered alternate take of "Disc Jockey Jump." The music overall (even the early titles) definitely has the good humor and swinging flavor of usually found in Mulligan's music, and even if it is not quite as essential as his most significant work, this CD is easily recommended to the baritonist's fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/1998
Label: Columbia/Legacy Euro
UPC: 5099706567820
catalogNumber: CK65678

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerry Mulligan   Primary Artist,Piano,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa   Drums,Leader
Elliot Lawrence   Piano,Leader,Performing Ensemble
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Phil Urso   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Ventura   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bailey   Drums
Warren Covington   Trombone
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Phil Sunkel   Trumpet
Dick Taylor   Trombone
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Gene Allen   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Sy Berger   Trombone
John Dee   Trumpet
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Don Ferrara   Trumpet
Frank Hunter   Trombone
Jerry Lloyd   Trumpet
Buddy Neil   Piano
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Soldo   Alto Saxophone
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Teddy Napoleon   Piano
Harry Terrill   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Wise   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ed Badgley   Trumpet
Louis Giamo   Alto Saxophone
Bob Strahl   Bass
Chuck Harris   Trombone
Jack Zimmerman   Trombone
Jim Dahl   Trombone
Ben Seaman   Trombone
Joe Techner   Trumpet
Mike Triscari   Guitar
Bob Lesher   Guitar
Tony Anelli   Trumpet
Vince Forrest   Trombone
Gene Hessler   Trombone
Jack Schwartz   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gerry Mulligan   Arranger
Bill Kirchner   Arranger,Liner Notes
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Harold Chapman   Engineer
Morgan Lewis   Composer

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