Release Date: 15 September 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmon Blues In Time Limited Vinyl LP
The sessions that produced this album marked the first of only two studio albums featuring Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan. Basically this is the same instrumentation employed by Mulligan in his classic pianoless quartet with Chet Baker, but with Desmond's alto instead of Baker's trumpet. A highly lyrical player, Desmond's sound fits exactly with the deep sound of Mulligan's baritone sax, and their interplay is very satisfying. Their second album, titled Two of a Mind, would be recorded in 1962, and after that Mulligan and Desmond would be reunited for several concerts, mostly featuring Gerry as a guest of the Dave Brubeck quartet. Their last recorded encounter dates back to a Berlin performance on November 4, 1972.