Gerry Mulligan at the Village Vanguard

Gerry Mulligan at the Village Vanguard


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 8396

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Blueport
A2 - Body and Soul
A3 - Black Nightgown
B1 - Come Rain or Come Shine
B2 - Lady Chatterley's Mother
B3 - Let My People Be

Recorded on December 11, 1960 live at The Village Vanguard in New York City.

Allmusic awarded the album 5 stars stating "Of all the recordings made by Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band in the 1960s, this is the definitive one. ...This music is essential". On All About Jazz Joel Roberts noted "What sets this ensemble apart isn't so much the compositions (though they're a fine mix of standards and originals) or even the star quality of the soloists (though Mulligan, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer and others provide some memorable solo moments). The key is the cohesiveness of the band as a unit and the crisp, tight arrangements and orchestrations by Mulligan, Brookmeyer and Al Cohn... Mulligan was no avant gardist, but he knew how to push the limits while working within a straight-ahead context, and he knew how to make a band swing".

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