From the vinyl LP "Gerry Mulligan The Concert Band" featuring:
Saxophones: Gerry Mulligan, Dick Meldonian, Zoot Sims and
Clarinet and alto saxophone: Gene Quill.
Trumpets: Nick Travis, Don Ferrara and Conte Candoli.
Trombones: Bob Brookmeyer, Wayne Andre and Alan Ralph.
Bass: Buddy Clark.
Drums: Mel Lewis.
(Recorded July, 1960)
In deciding on the instrumentation for the new band that makes its album debut here, Gerry Mulligan says: "I wanted the same clarity of sound and interplay of lines that I had in the smaller groups. "We have a clarinet in the reed section, not primarily for a clarinet-lead effect but for a sound contributing to the ensemble in general. As for the soloists, I wanted to use just a few men for the bulk of the solo work, so that they would be heard enough for the audience to become familiar with their styles. What he has built, says Gerry, is essentially a concert band - a jazz band for listening - and it was on this premise that the band's first tour - LEONARD FEATHER
Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996), also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists—playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz—Mulligan was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become standards.
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All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs. This channel does not use recordings from CDs. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of the loudness wars.
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