THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 Pure Virging Vinyl LPs in Gatefold Packaging.
The photographs of William Claxton define the essence of cool – his stunningly intimate images of icons like Chet Baker combine technical innovation and an unerring sense of the moment to forge a singular aesthetic he defined as ‘jazz for the eyes’ - Jason Ankeny (AllMusic) –
__________________________________________________________________________________________CHET BAKER - GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTETLINE FOR LYONS
"Line for Lyons" is Gerry Mulligan's early tribute to the prominent west coast disc jockey Jimmy Lyons. The baritone saxophonist developed a fondness for his composition and re-recorded it on a number of sessions with different instrumentation. The cover of this LP was shot during a recording session at Radio Recorders Studio B in Los Angeles, 1953 and we can see Chet Baker, Larry Bunker, Gerry Mulligan and Carson Smith. On the inside we can see Chet with Mulligan at the piano in California 1952.PERSONNEL
CHET BAKER, trumpet
GERRY MULLIGAN, baritone sax
On all tracks plus:
[A1-A4] & [B2-B3]: Bob Whitlock (b), Chico Hamilton (d).
Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, October 15-16, 1952.
[A9], [B1] & [B4]: Bob Whitlock (b), Chico Hamilton (d).
Phil Turetsky’s house, Los Angeles, August 16, 1952.
[A5-A8] & [B8]: Carson Smith (b), Chico Hamilton (d).
Blackhawk Club, San Francisco, September 2, 1952.
[B5-B7]: Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (d).
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, April 27, 1953.
3 SOFT SHOE
4 AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU?
5 LINE FOR LYONS
7 MY FUNNY VALENTINE
8 BARK FOR BARKSDALE
9 UTTER CHAOS #1
1 BERNIE’S TUNE
2 WALKIN’ SHOES
3 NIGHTS AT THE TURNTABLE
4 LULLABY OF THE LEAVES
5 MY OLD FLAME
6 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
8 UTTER CHAOS #2