2 LPs ON 1 CD
This release contains Gerry Mulligan’s complete first and second quartet LPs with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone: The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Verve V6-8466), and Spring Is Sprung (Philips PHM200-077), both taped in 1962. Mostly recorded without a piano (Mulligan and Brookmeyer play piano on just three tracks), these sides followed the standard set by Mulligan himself on his classic piano-less quartets with Chet Baker, Art Farmer, and with Brookmeyer, himself (the baritone saxophonist and trombonist’s first quartet attempts date from 1954). Two extra songs from an October 1962 concert in Paris by the same formation as the first LP have been added here as a bonus.
[1-6] The Gerry Mulligan Quartet:
GERRY MULLIGAN (baritone sax)
BOB BROOKMEYER, (valve-trombone, piano on track 2)
BILL CROW (bass)
GUS JOHNSON (drums)
New York, May 14-15, 1962 (tracks 1-5)
& live at the Village Vanguard, New York, February 25, 1962 (track 6).
Original sessions produced by Jim Davis.
[7-12] Spring Is Sprung:
GERRY MULLIGAN (baritone sax, also piano on track 11)
BOB BROOKMEYER (valve-trombone, on track 10)
BILL CROW (bass)
DAVE BAILEY (drums)
New York, December 11-12, 1962.
Original sessions produced by Quincy Jones.
[13-14] Bonus Tracks:
Same personnel as 1-6. Live at L’Olympia, Paris, France, October 6, 1962.
01. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
02. Piano Train
03. Lost In The Stars
04. I Believe In You
05. Love In New Orleans
06. I Know, Don’t Know How
07. Jive At Five
08. Four For Three
09. 17 Mile Drive
10. Subterranean Blues
11. Spring Is Sprung
12. Open Country
13. Five Brothers*
14. Utter Chaos*
TOTAL TIME: 78:57