Blues in Time

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Blues in Time
Studio album by Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan
Released Late November/early December 1957[1]
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
Producer Norman Granz
Alternative cover
Verve V 8478 edition
Verve V 8478 edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Gerry Mulligan - Paul Desmond Quartet (later retitled Blues in Time) is a jazz album by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan released in 1957 on the Verve label.[3] 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.[4] Blues in Time was also reissued on Verve V 8478 with a different cover (see below).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues in Time" (Paul Desmond) – 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" (Desmond) – 6:58
  6. "Battle Hymn of the Republican" (Desmond) – 7:45
  7. "Fall Out" (Mulligan) – 5:45



  1. ^ Billboard Dec 2, 1957
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Gerry Mulligan Discography Archived 2012-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. accessed February 23, 2016
  4. ^ Original liner notes by Nat Hentoff