Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band on Tour (subtitled Guest Soloist: Zoot Sims) is a live album recorded by American jazz saxophonist and bandleader Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded in California, Berlin and Milan 1960 which were released on the Verve label. In the CD era it has been superseded by The Complete Santa Monica Concert.
Gerry Mulligan's fourth album to feature his Concert Jazz Band comes from a series of concerts taped in the latter half of 1960. The loping blues "Go Home," written by Ben Webster for his record date with Mulligan, is heard in two contrasting performances, both arranged by Bill Holman. The first features Mulligan on both baritone sax and piano, while he omits piano from the second version. Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, who had previously toured with Mulligan's sextet and always swings effortlessly, is featured as a special guest on several of the selections, including his swinging "The Red Door" (written with Mulligan) and "Apple Core. Valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer is the other major soloist. This highly recommended album has long been out of print, but is scheduled to be included in the upcoming Mosaic boxed set of Gerry Mulligan & the Concert Jazz Band.
Alto Saxophone – Bob Donovan Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Gene Allen Baritone Saxophone, Piano – Gerry Mulligan Bass – Buddy Clark Clarinet – Gene Quill Drums – Mel Lewis Tenor Saxophone – Jim Reider, Zoot Sims Trombone – Alan Raph, Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis Trumpet – Conte Condoli, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis. Verve Records – V-8438 (US). Recorded during concerts in: Milan (A1, A2, B3), Berlin (A3), and Santa Monica (B1, B2, B4). Thanks to snobb for the addition.
More albums from Zoot Sims: The Jazz Guitarist by Zoot Sims. Zoot Sims Plays Four Altos by Zoot Sims. Ms. Jazz by Zoot Sims. Tonite’s Music Today by Zoot Sims. Zoot Sims With Bucky Pizzarelli by Zoot Sims. Joe Venuti And Zoot Sims by Zoot Sims. Jack Sheldon Quintet by Zoot Sims. View all albums . Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band On Tour. By: Zoot Sims (1962, Jazz).
However, the bottom line here, is that the band swings with sure-fired determination yet the jolting grooves, tricky horn charts and vivacious soloing should keep most listeners on their toes or on the edge of their seats for the duration of this historical presentation. Zoot Sims’ mercurial yet fiery tenor sax solo on Mulligan’s Apple Core is simply mind-boggling while students of jazz drumming should deem this recording as required subject matter thanks to Mel Lewis’ brilliant drumming. If you want a glimpse of a master drummer, than this release should be considered mandatory. Mulligan’s Concert Jazz Big Band didn’t garner all of the attention they should have, but 40 years later the artist’s vision and jazz ideologies still sound remarkably fresh and moderately innovative. 1/2. ADVERTISEMENT.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). i was lucky enough to hear them in Cincinnati. a few weeks after this recording. Although there was no dedicated pianist, Bob and Gerry were busy taking turns at the piano comping for other soloists and playing a few solos when they weren't playing their horns
Gerry Mulligan w/ Orchestra - Sweet And Slow (The Concert Jazz Band, Verve) 05:12.
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