Blues in Time

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Blues in Time
Studio album by Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan
Released 1957
Recorded August 2, 1957
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
August 27, 1957
Fine Sound Studio, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 45:48
Label Verve
MGV 8246

Norman Granz

Alternative cover
Verve V 8478 edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Blues in Time is a jazz album by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan Quartet released in 1957 on Verve label. The idea for this album was born in 1954, then postponed till summer of 1957 when Desmond suggested to record some pieces together. Producer Norman Granz managed to set up the recording date for the first session in August.[2] Blues in Time was also reissued on Verve V 8478 with a different cover (see below).

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Desmond, unless otherwise noted

  1. "Blues in Time" – 9:01
  2. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) – 9:38
  3. "Standstill" (Gerry Mulligan) – 3:30
  4. "Line for Lyons" (Mulligan) – 3:08
  5. "Wintersong" – 6:58
  6. "Battle Hymn of the Republican" – 7:45
  7. "Fall Out" (Mulligan) – 5:45



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Original liner notes by Nat Hentoff