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Gerry Mulligan: Jeru

Track List

>Here I'll Stay
>Inside Impromptu
>You've Come Home
>Get Out of Town
>Blue Boy
>Lonely Town

Album Reviews:

Down Beat (p.85) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "Baritone sax icon Gerry Mulligan channels his inner Lester Young on JERU, a relaxed, melodic 1964 quartet recital."

JazzTimes (p.102) - "JERU flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.111) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Mulligan's early '50s quartet with Chet Baker was one of the wonders of West Coast jazz."

Album Notes

This very fine 1962 session finds baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan playing with an unusual (for him) combo. Abetted by pianist Tommy Flanagan (Mulligan was famous at the time for leading pianoless groups), a conga player, bassist, and drummer, Mulligan lays down a cool bop session that shimmers and glides, with the era's trademark bop freneticism carefully sublimated into ballads and mid-tempo numbers. The interplay between Mulligan and Flanagan is especially tasty.


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