Gerry Mulligan

Blues in Time (EJC 55507)

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1957

Blues in Time

Gerry Mulligan

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 125585

EJC 55507

JAZZ

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Blues in Time

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CD 8,26 €

4 STARS DOWN BEAT - 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

This release presents complete original LP Blues in Time (Verve MGV8246), the first of only two studio quartet collaborations between Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond. The wonderful interplay of their respective baritone and alto saxes is clear from the beginning. The two musicians would perform together in later years on long tours with Dave Brubeck. An additional version of Mulligan’s Line for Lyons by Paul Desmond’s quintet with Don Elliott has been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

GERRY MULLIGAN, baritone sax
PAUL DESMOND, alto sax
JOE BENJAMIN, bass
DAVE BAILEY, drums

[1-2] [5] & [8-10] Los Angeles, August 2, 1957.
[3-4] & [6-7] New York, August 27, 1957.

INCLUDES 8 PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. Blues in Time
02. Body and Soul
03. Stand Still
04. Line for Lyons
05. Wintersong
06. Battle Hymn of the Republic
07. Fall Out
08. Tea for Two
09. Wintersong (alt. take)
10. Lover
11. Line For Lyons *
• Bonus track

TOTAL TIME: 76:50

“The wonderful interaction between Mulligan’s burly but agile horn and the ultimate smooth – but in this case animated and energized – sax of Desmond is more than just magical, and makes for a fluid, jaunty, delicious combination sure to please even the most jaded or stone-eared music listener.” Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide