Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet – Blues In Time
Gerry Mulligan was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Paul Desmond was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best known for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for composing that group’s biggest hit, “Take Five”. He was one of the most popular musicians to come out of the cool jazz scene. Gerry Mulligan – Paul Desmond Quartet (later retitled Blues in Time) is a jazz album released in 1957. The idea for this album was born in 1954, then postponed till summer of 1957 when Desmond suggested to record some pieces together. Producer Norman Granz (a fundamental figure in American jazz, he founded five record labels: Clef, Norgran, Down Home, Verve and Pablo) managed to set up the recording date for the first session in August August 2, 1957 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles and for a second one in August 27, 1957 at Fine Sound Studio, New York.
180 gram Pure Virgin Vinyl
Collector’s Edition, Newly Remastered
Deluxe Inner Sleeves
Label: Spiral Records
Cat. # 8105256