Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard

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Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard
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Live album by
Released1961
RecordedDecember 11, 1960
Village Vanguard, NYC
GenreJazz
Length40:51
LabelVerve MGV 8396
Gerry Mulligan chronology
Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band on Tour
(1960)
Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard
(1961)
Holliday with Mulligan
(1961)

Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard is a live album recorded by American jazz saxophonist and bandleader Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded at the Village Vanguard in late 1960 which were released on the Verve label.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[4]

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".[4] On All About Jazz Joel Roberts commented: "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".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blueport" (Art Farmer) - 11:07
  2. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Frank Eyton, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 5:45
  3. "Black Nightgown" (Johnny Mandel) - 4:10
  4. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 5:35
  5. "Lady Chatterley's Mother" (Al Cohn) - 6:14
  6. "Let My People Be" (Gerry Mulligan) - 8:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verve Records Catalog: 8300 series accessed February 26, 2016
  2. ^ Discography of the Verve, Clef and Norgran labels accessed February 26, 2016
  3. ^ Gerry Mulligan Discography Archived April 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine accessed February 29, 2016
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Concert Jazz Band Live at the Village Vanguard – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Roberts, J. All About Jazz Review, November 1, 2002