Live In Paris 1960-1962
Format: COMPACT DISC
No doubt the greatest baritone player in jazz history, saxophonist Gerry Mulligan was a wonderful composer and arranger who came to represent the summits of cool jazz all on his own. This 3CD set brings together recordings he made in Paris with the famous jazz group he called his Concert Jazz Band, which also featured notably the tenor Zoot Sims and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. The quintessential jazz orchestra. The Live in Paris collection by Michel Brillié allows listeners to hear previously-unreleased recordings (made at concerts and private- or radio-sessions) by the great 20th stars in jazz, rock & roll and song. These “live” takes, and the artists’ rapport with their audiences, gives these performances an additional soul and sensibility in counterpoint to the rigorous demands of studio recordings. Particular care was taken when restoring the sound of these tapes in order to meet modern standards while preserving the original colors of the period.