Gerry Mulligan Quartet Reunion With Chet Baker

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 19, 2016
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cool, Mainstream Jazz | Label: EMI-Manhattan | # CDP 7 46857 2 | Time: 01:08:10

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952-53 was one of the best-loved jazz groups of the decade and it made stars out of both the leader and trumpeter Chet Baker. Mulligan and Baker had very few reunions after 1953 but this particular CD from 1957 is an exception. Although not quite possessing the magic of the earlier group, the music is quite enjoyable and the interplay between the two horns is still special. With expert backup by bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Dave Bailey, these 13 selections (plus two new alternate takes) should please fans of both Mulligan and Baker.
Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Walking Shoes (2001)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Walking Shoes (2001)
EAC: ape (image) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 315,13 MB
mp3 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 161,96 MB | Full scans | RAR, 3 %, 20,10 MB
Label: The International Music Company AG | Cat №: 205740-203 | (Uploaded + RapidGator + DepositFiles + GigaPeta)

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.
Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Mulligan's pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the more important cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol.1 (1996)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at July 18, 2016
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol.1 (1996)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol.1 (1996)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68 min | 174 MB
Label: BMG France | Rel: 1996

During a 1954 trip to Europe Gerry Mulligan played several concerts in Paris at the Salle Pleyel to enthusiastic crowds, excerpts from which are heard on this CD and a second volume, issued separately. The baritone saxophonist is joined by one of his most stimulating musical partners, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer; the quartet's rhythm section includes bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Frank Isola (who sticks to brushes). Mulligan does his best to introduce most of the tunes in halting French to the appreciation of the audience. Mulligan and Brookmeyer work magic together as they alternate between taking the lead and providing backgrounds for one another, while also engaging in some terrific counterpoint. The set includes standards, classic jazz tunes and Mulligan's originals, all of which delight the audience. It is almost impossible to name all of the highlights within this disc, though "Bernie's Tune" (with a playful detour into a circus theme), Mulligan's loping "Walkin' Shoes" and cool "Soft Shoe" as well as "My Funny Valentine," which rivals his famous recording with trumpeter Chet Baker. This CD and its companion volume should be considered among Gerry Mulligan's most essential recordings.
Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker - Everything Happens To Me (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection}

Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker - Everything Happens To Me (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 198 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6318
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / Piano / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. For some, the most important part about this recording will be the two tracks ("Ray's Ideas" and "Everything Happens to Me") on which Chet Baker blows trumpet and sings. While Baker is not in top form, he is a fine complement to the group sound. Lightsey's trio (with bassist David Eubanks and drummer Eddie Gladden) picks an interesting collection of pieces for the remainder of the program, with his well-known Wayne Shorter emphasis.

Gerry Mulligan - Western Reunion: Live In Amsterdam (1956)  

Posted by TmanHome at April 18, 2015
Gerry Mulligan - Western Reunion: Live In Amsterdam (1956)

Gerry Mulligan - Western Reunion: Live In Amsterdam (1956)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Scans | 77 min | 185 MB
Label: Music Center | Rel: 1956

Gerry Mulligan recorded extensively as a leader in his lifetime, though his short-lived sextet of the mid-'50s was not represented very much in his discography by commercial recordings. This historical discovery, a 1956 midnight concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw that was also evidently broadcast, is an important addition, as one can hear the baritone saxophonist with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trumpeter Jon Eardley, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Donald Bailey, all of whom would work in future Mulligan bands at one time or another.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - In Sweden (2008)  

Posted by robi62 at June 5, 2014
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - In Sweden (2008)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - In Sweden (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 791 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Impro-Jazz | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 1 Mar 2008 | Runtime: 53 min. | 3,13 GB (DVD5)

This jazz-themed performance release travels back to June 13, 1980 at Stockholm's famous Jazz and Blues Festival, where The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (comprised of baritone sax player Mulligan, bassist Peter Axelsson, drummer Ronnie Gardener and pianist Don Trenner) headline a live set before an enthusiastic festival audience.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings 1952-1957 (1996)

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings 1952-1957 (1996)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | 4 CDs | Scans | 1.29 Gb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, West Coast Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Capitol Records
Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Jazz Jamboree '70 (1999)

Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Jazz Jamboree '70 (1999)
EAC Rip | Ape (Image+Cue+Log+Scans) | 335 Mb
MP3 CBR 320 Kbit | 55:52 min | 151 Mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Polonia Records | RAR 5% rec

This live bootleg gives the appearance of featuring the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Gerry Mulligan exclusively by its title, though the photo is of Brubeck's earlier group with Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello. It's actually a compilation of several different groups recorded during a 1970 festival in Poland (likely Warsaw). Brubeck and Mulligan are joined by bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson for their two tracks, which include a spirited rendition of Mulligan's "Jumping Bean" and an extended "St. Louis Blues" that proves to be rather humorous, especially with the baritone saxophonist's detour into "I Let a Song Go out of Heart."
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol. 2 (1954) [Remastered 1996]

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Pleyel Concert Vol. 2 (1954) [Remastered 1996]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 290 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, West Coast Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Original Vogue Masters
Åke Johansson Trio with Chet Baker & Toots Thielemans - Chet & Toots (1985)

Åke Johansson Trio with Chet Baker & Toots Thielemans - Chet & Toots (1985)
Label: Dragon | MP3 192 kbps | Time: 62:50 | Size: 88 MB
Genre: Jazz

Chet Baker was recorded so extensively in Europe that if you're a completist, you can expect to spend a fortune trying to acquire all of the European releases he is documented on. Recorded live at Sodra Teatern in Stockholm on February 26, 1985, this Swedish release finds the Ake Johansson Trio (which also includes bassist Kjell Jansson and drummer Rune Carlsson) joined by two visiting Americans: Baker and harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Because Johansson is such a lyrical pianist, Baker and Thielemans were ideal choices for him. Melodic, subtle lyricism is the rule during this set, and the Scandinavian and American players enjoy a strong rapport on relaxed performances of Sam Rivers' "Beatrice," J.J. Johnson's "Lament" and the standard "All the Things You Are." Baker lays out on a sentimental version of "When I Fall in Love," while Thielemans is the one who lays out on Richie Beirach's "Broken Wing" and "My Foolish Heart." Baker's only vocal during the set comes on the latter, which underscores the fact that while he didn't have a fantastic range as a vocalist (especially after losing his teeth in the 1960s), his singing could be incredibly soulful and expressive. On a few occasions, Baker's trumpeting becomes uncertain. But for the most part, the musicians are in good and sometimes excellent form on this CD.~ Review by Alex Henderson