2 LPs ON 1 CD 4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE(Jeru) 5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE( What Is There to Say)
This release contains two complete Gerry Mulligan small group albums Jeru (Columbia CSP JC58732), taped in 1962, presents Mulligan in an unusual setting as the only horn backed by a regular piano-bass-drums rhythm section plus congas. He is accompanied here by drummer Dave Bailey, bassist Ben Tucker, conga drummer Alec Dorsey, and the great pianist Tommy Flanagan. The LP marks the latter musician’s only existing collaboration with Mulligan. Recorded in 1958-59, What Is There to Say? (Columbia CS8116) showcases the saxophonist in one of his regular piano-less quartets, with Art Farmer on trumpet, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums again.
[1-7]: Jeru GERRY MULLIGAN, baritone sax TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano BEN TUCKER, bass DAVE BAILEY, drums ALEC DORSEY, conga
New York, June 30, 1962. Original session produced by Dave Bailey for his Jazztime label.
[8-15]: What Is There to Say ? GERRY MULLIGAN, baritone sax ART FARMER, trumpet BILL CROW, bass DAVE BAILEY, drums
New York, December 17 & 23, 1958, and January 15, 1959. Original sessions produced by Teo Macero
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
01 Capricious 02 Here I’ll Stay 03 Inside Impromptu 04 You’ve Come Home 05 Get Out Of Town 06 Blue Boy 07 Lonely Town 08 What Is There 09 Just In Time 10 News From Blueport 11 Festive Minor 12 As Catch Can 13 My Funny Valentine 14 Blueport 15 Utter Chaos