Mainstream of Jazz

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Mainstream of Jazz
Mainstream of Jazz.jpg
Studio album by Gerry Mulligan Sextet
Released 1956
Recorded January 25 and September 26, 1956
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 54:18
Label EmArcy
Gerry Mulligan chronology
Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet
(1955)Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet1955
Mainstream of Jazz
(1956)
Recorded in Boston at Storyville
(1956)Recorded in Boston at Storyville1956

Mainstream of Jazz is an album led by American jazz baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan featuring tracks recorded in 1956 which were released on the EmArcy label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 5 stars[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "this was a classic West Coast style jazz band and each of its recordings are worth acquiring".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gerry Mulligan except as indicated

  1. "Elevation" (Elliot Lawrence, Mulligan) - 6:51
  2. "Mainstream" - 6:49
  3. "Ain't It the Truth" (Count Basie) - 5:23
  4. "Igloo" (Jerry Lloyd) - 6:57
  5. "Blue at the Roots" - 5:46
  6. "Lollypop" (Chico Hamilton, Gerald Wiggins) - 5:48
  • Recorded in New York City on January 25, 1956 (tracks 2 & 3) and September 26, 1956 (tracks 1 & 4-6)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EmArcy Records discography accessed October 4, 2012
  2. ^ Gerry Mulligan Discography Archived 2012-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. accessed February 23, 2016
  3. ^ Down Beat: May 2, 1957 Vol. 24, No. 9
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 4, 2012