Gerry Mulligan Tentet and Quartet, Featuring Chet Baker
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- Released: November 26, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: GNP Crescendo
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Full performer name: Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker.
Gerry Mulligan Tentet: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone, piano); Chet Baker (trumpet); Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Don Davison (baritone saxophone); Pete Candoli (trumpet); John Graas (French horn); Bob Enevoldsen (trombone); Ray Seigel (tuba); Joe Mondragon (bass); Chico Hamilton (drums).
Gerry Mulligan Quartet: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Chet Baker (trumpet); Carson Smith (bass); Larry Bunker (drums).
Recorded in the early 1950's. Includes liner notes by Gene Norman.
Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone, piano); Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Dominique Davison (baritone saxophone); Chet Baker , Pete Candoli (trumpet); John Graas (French horn); Bob Enevoldsen (trombone); Chico Hamilton, Larry Bunker (drums).
Recording information: 1953.
A natural extension of Tadd Dameron's concept of bop arranging for big band (and big band arranging for small group), this album features one of Dameron's compositions ("Lady Bird"), along with a handful of standards: a Miles Davis original and eight Mulligan compositions that truly represent the West Coast style in both sound and spirit. A young but exciting Chet Baker is heard throughout on trumpet; other West Coast notables include Bud Shank, Pete Candoli, and Chico Hamilton, and the entire ensemble performs admirably. For those interested in the '50s West Coast scene, or new fans looking for quintessential Gerry Mulligan, look no further than Tentet and Quartet. ~ Gregg Juke
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