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Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster [Complete]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. In a Mellow Tone
    2. In a Mellow Tone - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    3. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    4. Chelsea Bridge - (Original LP Master Take)
    5. Chelsea Bridge - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    6. Go Home - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    7. Go Home - (Original LP Master Take)
    8. Who's Got Rhythm? - (Original LP Master Take)
    9. For Bessie
    10. Go Home - (alternate take, unedited ending)
    11. Go Home - (alternate take, unedited insert)
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Fajista - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    2. Fajista - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    3. Fajista - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    4. Fajista
    5. Tell Me When - (alternate take)
    6. Tell Me When - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    7. Blues in B Flat - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    8. Blues in B Flat - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    9. Blues in B Flat - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    10. Catwalk, The - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    11. Catwalk, The - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    12. Catwalk, The - (previously unreleased, Original LP Master Take, alternate take)
    13. Catwalk, The - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    14. Sunday - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    15. Sunday
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 539055

  • Credits
    ProducerNorman Granz
    Engineer

    The last 5 tracks are previously unreleased songs from the original sessions.
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums).

    Recorded November 3 and December 2, 1959.
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmie Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums).
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    This is part of the Verve Master Editions series.
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Mel Lewis (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Phil Schaap.
    Recording information: 11/03/1959-12/02/1959.
    Although baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was briefly typecast as an "heretical modernist" by jazz purists (his piano-less quartet with Chet Baker in 1952 was considered radical), he was really just extending the tradition of swing-era sax giants like Lester Young and his idol, Ben Webster. This laid back, intergenerational summit, recorded in late 1959, grew out of informal Sunday jam sessions Mulligan and Webster had been having at Mulligan's house in L.A.
    The vibe here is definitely "cool," West Coast-style, with each track soaked in quiet, luminous intensity. Along with the uncluttered accompaniment of pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Mel Lewis, the saxophonists add breathy life to chestnuts like "Chelsea Bridge" and "What Is This Thing Called Love," while Mulligan originals like "The Cat Walk" show off Webster's sly bluesiness. The two-CD set contains all of the original masters, plus six full-length alternate takes and nine extra tracks of breakdowns, rehearsals and studio discussions, providing listeners with an intimate peak into the creative process of these two renowned geniuses.

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