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 - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 21, 2017
Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)

Gerry Mulligan - Midas Touch: Live in Berlin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, West Coast, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord | # CCD 2169-2 | 01:09:19

A little less than eight years after it occurred, Concord Records issued this concert, originally broadcast on German radio, from Gerry Mulligan's last European tour, performed less than a year before his death. Mulligan appears with his regular band of the time – pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Ron Vincent – playing a group of originals that serve as springboards for his lyrical style of baritone saxophone playing. The group, which had been together for several years at this point, plays smoothly, offering excellent support to the leader. A special treat is the final track, a version of "These Foolish Things" on which Mulligan duets with guest star Dave Brubeck. The album demonstrates that, in his maturity, Mulligan continued to live up to the standards he had set for himself across a career stretching back 45 years. There are no real revelations this late in the game, but Mulligan and the band play with the assurance of veterans.

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.
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

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.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - In Sweden (2008)  Music

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.

Gerry Mulligan - Original Tentet & Quartet (1996)  Music

Posted by InFocus at Oct. 31, 2010
Gerry Mulligan - Original Tentet & Quartet (1996)

Gerry Mulligan - Original Tentet & Quartet (1996)
EAC | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG+SCANS > 318Mb | 39:85 min
Jazz | GNP Crescendo Records

The Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet & Quartet is a reissue on Gene Norman's GNP/Crescendo label. Norman originally produced the sessions in 1953, but the music contained on this CD sounds timeless.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Walking Shoes (2001)  Music

Posted by technick at Aug. 11, 2010
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.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
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© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dream A Little Dream (1994) {Telarc CD-83364}

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Dream A Little Dream (1994) {Telarc CD-83364}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 342 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
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© 1994 Telarc | CD-83364
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Baritonist Gerry Mulligan had at the time of this recording been a jazz giant for 45 years. His slightly bubbly baritone sound has always been distinctive and he never had difficulty jamming with anyone. In the 1990s Mulligan's regular trio has been comprised of pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson and drummer Ron Vincent. The sidemen work together very well on this quartet date (Bill Mays fills in for Rosenthal on two songs) and form a solid foundation for Mulligan to float over. The baritonist performs a variety of superior standards such as "Home," "They Say It's Wonderful," and "My Shining Hour," revives "My Funny Valentine"; he also revisits a few of his originals (including "Walking Shoes" and "Song for Strayhorn"). This is a fine example of Gerry Mulligan's playing.