CD Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster [8436028691623] (CD 6285725),
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Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster [8436028691623]


  • 1. Chelsea Bridge
    2. Cat Walk, The
    3. Sunday
    4. Who's Got Rhythm
    5. Tell Me When
    6. Go Home
    7. In a Mellow Tone
    8. What Is This Thing Called Love
    9. For Bessie
    10. Fajista
    11. Blues in B Flat
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PWR 27218

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums).
    Recorded on November 3 and December 2, 1959.
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Mel Lewis (drums).
    Liner Note Authors: John S. Wilson ; Arnold Marcus.
    Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (11/03/1959/12/02/1959).
    Photographer: X .
    This album combines the talents of two jazz giants. Saxophonist Ben Webster was one of the instrument's most influential exponents, primarily through his work with Duke Ellington. Mulligan, meanwhile, was an integral part of the 50s west coast movement and this set represents the confluence of two different generations. The featured quintet includes drummer Mel Lewis and bassist Leroy Vinnegar (who later played on the Doors' The Soft Parade), but the six tracks are noteworthy for the splendid empathy struck by Mulligan (baritone) and Webster (tenor). One of several collaborations between the former and notable guest artists, Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster is a fine example of how two seemingly disparate musicians can perform together superbly.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (1960) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "..This is one of the great records of jazz.."
    JazzTimes (2/96, p.99) - "...Few tenor saxophonists now or ever can match the sheer depth of feeling that Webster routinely summons up....[this is an] exquisite session..."
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