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The Art of Gerry Mulligan: The Final Recordings

  • 1. Paraiso
    2. Dragonfly
    3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
    4. Wave
    5. O Bom Alvinho
    6. Noblesse
    7. Nobody Else But Me
    8. Brother Blues
    9. Art of Trumpet
    10. My Funny Valentine
    11. North Atlantic Run
    12. Oh, Mr. Sauter? Yes, Mr. Finegan?
    13. Song for Strayhorn
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83517

  • Credits
    EngineerJack Renner; Michael Bishop

    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Jane Duboc (vocals); Grover Washington Jr. (soprano & tenor saxophones); Bobby Milliken, Byron Stripling (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ryan Kisor (trumpet); Warren Vache (cornet); Louis Bonilla, Jim Pugh (trombone); Dave Taylor (bass trombone); Charlie Ernst, Cliff Korman, Dave Grusin, Ted Rosenthal, Bill Mays (piano); Emanuel Moreira, John Scofield (guitar); Rogerio Maio, Leo Traversa, Dean Johnson (bass); Dudka DaFonseca, Peter Grant, Ron Vincent (drums); Waltinho Anastacio, Norberto Goldberg (percussion).
    Producers: John Snyder, Gerry Mulligan.
    Compilation producer: Adrian Mills.
    Recorded between 1993 and 1995. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton.
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Jane Duboc (vocals); Emanuel Moreira, John Scofield (guitar); Grover Washington, Jr. (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Byron Stripling (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ryan Kisor (trumpet); Warren Vach (cornet); Jim Pugh , Luis Bonilla, David Taylor (trombone); Clifford Korman, Dave Grusin, Charlie Ernst, Ted Rosenthal, Bill Mays (piano); Peter Grant , Ron Vincent (drums); Norberto Goldberg, Valtinho Anastacio (percussion).
    Liner Note Author: Alyn Shipton.
    Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, Studio A, New York, NY (07/05/1993-06/27/1995).
    Photographer: Franca Rota Mulligan.
    As one of the most famous baritone sax players in jazz, Gerry Mulligan is an icon from the 1950s cool jazz era. Known for his light, airy tone, he was also an excellent composer, arranger, and bandleader and an important figure in the development of cool jazz. On this CD, The Art of Gerry Mulligan: The Final Recordings, Telarc Jazz has compiled selections from three of Mulligan's recordings for the label during those years: Paraiso-Jazz Brazil with Jane Duboc on vocals; Dream a Little Dream a quartet recording; and Dragonfly, also by Mulligan's quartet but featuring special guests guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., and pianist Dave Grusin. Each of these creative periods produced an exceptional output of compositions including "O Bom Alvinho," "Song for Strayhorn," and the ever-popular "Dragonfly." While this compilation represents only the latter part of his great career from 1993-1995, it is an exceptional preservation of the cool jazz legacy of Gerry Mulligan. ~ Paula Edelstein

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