Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights {SHM-CD} (2007) [Verve/PHILIPS]

Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights {SHM-CD} (2007) [Verve/PHILIPS]
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Genre ~ Cool | Label ~ Verve/PHILIPS

This is a rather relaxed recording featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan and some of his top alumni (trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey) exploring three of his own songs (including "Festive Minor"), Chopin's Prelude in E minor, "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and "Morning of the Carnival" (from Black Orpheus). The emphasis is on ballads and nothing too innovative occurs, but the results are pleasing and laid-back. ~Allmusic

01. Night Lights (1963 Version) (4:53)
02. Morning of the Carnival (from "Black Orpheus") [Manha de Carnaval] (5:27)
03. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (5:34)
04. Prelude in E Minor (4:11)
05. Festival Minor (6:45)
06. Tell Me When (4:06)
07. Night Lights (1965 Version) (2:53)

Gerry Mulligan - baritone saxophone and piano
Jim Hall - guitar
Bill Crow - bass
Dave Bailey - drums
Art Farmer - trumpet and fluegelhorn
Bob Brookmeyer - trombone

Recorded September, 1963 (#1-6); and October, 1965 (#7)
24bit Mastering, 2007, Universal Classics & Jazz, Universal Music Company.