Gerry Mulligan : The Concert Jazz Band

Gerry Mulligan : The Concert Jazz Band


Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Zoot Sims, Jim Reider (tenor sax), Bob Donovan (alto sax), Gene Quill (alto sax, clarinet), Gene Allan (baritone sax, clarinet), Conte Candoli, Nick Travis, Don Ferrara (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis, Alan Raph (trombone), Buddy Clark (bass), Mel Lewis (drums)

Verve 8388

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Sweet and Slow
A2 - Bweebida Bobbida
A3 - Manoir de Mes Rêves (Django's Castle)
A4 - You took Advantage of Me
B1 - Out of This World
B2 - My Funny Valentine
B3 - Broadway
B4 - I'm Gonna Go Fishin'

Recorded on May 21 and July 25 & 27, 1960 at Plaza Sound Studio in New York City.

The Concert Jazz Band is the first album released by this extraordinary Mulligan big band formation.

While Gerry Mulligan has received honors, awards, recognition commensurate with his genius, other members of the CJB have not received the same. Conte Candoli (brother of Henry Mancini's band, Pete Candoli) is a terrific trumpeter and leads a strong section. Bob Brookmeyer, playing a valve trombone instead of the typical slide version, anchors a versatile trombone section. Zoot Sims would be competitive with any saxaphonist of his era. Oddly for a large band, there is no piano but it isn't missed.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under