Gerry Mulligan Sextet – Stuttgart 1977 (2012/2018)
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Together with Gil Evans and Miles Davis, the 20 year old Gerry Mulligan conceived the revolutionary nonet music for Birth of the Cool. In Stuttgart, at age 50, he was already looking back on a career spanning almost thirty years and was much in demand. The fact that he wrote fascinating film scores and won Grammys for them in the ‘70s, not to mention his burgeoning interest in jazz-rock fusions, once again highlighted this extraordinary musician’s exceptional openness and creative potential. These recordings were previously released as “Liederhalle Stuttgart November 22, 1977”.
This Stuttgart concert shows that the ever self-critical jazzman never let his identity slip. It was evident in his choice of players; rising stars such as vibraphonist Dave Samuels or guitarist Mike Santiago proved they could harmonise with experienced greats such as bassist George Duvivier as if they had been doing it all their lives. Like Ellington, Gerry Mulligan always preferred his jazz “In a state of becoming”.
01 – For an Unfinished Woman
02 – Line for Lyons
03 – Taurus Moon
04 – Babes in Arms: My Funny Valentine
05 – Four for Three
06 – K-4 Pacific
Recorded live on November 22, 1977 at Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany.
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
Dave Samuels – vibraphone
Thomas Fey – piano
Mike Santiago – guitar
George Duvivier – bass
Bobby Rosengarden – drums
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