CD Triple Play [Box] [Gerry Mulligan] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 635656),
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Triple Play [Box] [Gerry Mulligan] [CD] [1 disc]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Paraiso
    2. No Rio (In Rio)
    3. Sob a Estreal
    4. O Bom Alvinho
    5. Willow Tree
    6. Bordado
    7. Tarde em Itapoan
    8. Amor em Paz
    9. Wave
    10. Theme for Jobim
    11. North Atlantic Run
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Nobody Else but Me
    2. Home (When Shadows Fall)
    3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
    4. I'll Be Around
    5. They Say It's Wonderful
    6. Real Thing, The
    7. Noblesse
    8. Here's That Rainy Day
    9. Georgia on My Mind
    10. My Funny Valentine
    11. As Close as Pages in a Book
    12. My Shining Hour
    13. Walking Shoes
    14. Song for Strayhorn
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Dragonfly
    2. Brother Blues
    3. Anthem
    4. Backstage
    5. Little Glory
    6. Art of Trumpet
    7. Listening to Astor
    8. Ninth Life
    9. Underneath a Pale Blue Moonlight
    10. Oh, Mr. Sauter? Yes, Mr. Finegan?
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83453

  • Credits
    ProducerGerry Mulligan; John Snyder
    EngineerJack Renner

    Originally released as three separate CDs: PARAISO, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, DRAGONFLY.
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Jane Duboc (vocals); Emanual Moreira (guitar); Charlie Ernst, Cliff Korman (piano); Rogerio Maio, Leo Traversa (bass); Duduka DaFonesca, Peter Grant (drums); Norberto Goldberg (percussion).
    Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, Studio A, New York from July 5-7, 1993.
    Gerry Mulligan Quartet: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ted Rosenthal, Bill Mays (piano); Dean Johnson (bass); Ron Vincent (drums).
    Gerry Mulligan Quartet: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ted Rosenthal, Bill Mays (piano); Dean Johnson (bass); Ron Vincent (drums).
    Additional personnel: Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor saxophone); Warren Vache (trumpet); Dave Grusin (piano); John Scofield (guitar).
    Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone, piano); Jane Duboc (vocals); Emanuel Moreira, John Scofield (guitar); Grover Washington, Jr. (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Byron Stripling (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ryan Kisor (trumpet); Jim Pugh , Luis Bonilla (trombone); Dave Grusin, Charlie Ernst, Ted Rosenthal, Bill Mays (piano); Dave Samuels (vibraphone); Duduka Da Fonseca, Peter Grant , Ron Vincent (drums); Norberto Goldberg, Valtinho Anastacio (percussion).
    Audio Mixer: Michael Bishop .
    Liner Note Authors: Gerry Mulligan; Neil Tesser.
    Recording information: Ambient (07/05/1993-06/27/1995); Carriage House, Stamford, CT (07/05/1993-06/27/1995); Clinton Recording Studio B, New York, NY (07/05/1993-06/27/1995); Clinton Recording Studios, Studio A, NY (07/05/1993-06/27/1995).
    Illustrator: Eric Fowler.
    Photographer: Carol Friedman.
    Translator: Emanuel Moreira.
    Triple Play is a specially priced box set that brings together three Gerry Mulligan releases from the mid-'90s: the Brazilian program Paraiso-Jazz Brazil (1993), which prominently features singer Jane Duboc; a quartet recording entitled Dream a Little Dream (1994); and Dragon Fly (1995), which is credited to the Gerry Mulligan Quartet but also features 11 guest musicians, including guitarist, John Scofield, smooth jazz icon Grover Washington, Jr. on sax and vibraphonist, Dave Samuels. Of the three albums, Dream a Little Dream takes the prize; Mulligan sounds best when working in a more disciplined, small group context, and the (mostly) standards program is a plus. Paraiso works nicely as well, thanks partly to Duboc's luscious voice and the expert accompaniment of his small backing ensemble. Paraiso was Mulligan's first complete program of Brazilian music (which is rather surprising, given the penchant for Latin rhythms shown by so many of his contemporaries), but he sounds like he's been playing sambas his whole life. Dragon Fly suffers from overproduction and sideman bloat, but it has some fine moments as well. Overall, this set is a fine introduction to Mulligan's later work. ~ Rick Anderson

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