Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (also released as Konitz Meets Mulligan) is a compilation album by saxophonist and bandleader Gerry Mulligan's Quartet with Lee Konitz featuring performances recorded in early 1953 which were originally released on 10 inch LPs Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet on the Pacific Jazz label along with previously unreleased tracks and alternate takes.[1][2][3]

Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Compilation album by
Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Released1957
RecordedJanuary 23 & 30 and February 1, 1953
StudioThe Haig, Hollywood, California unknown studio and Phil Turetsky's House, Los Angeles, California
GenreJazz
Length37:45
LabelWorld Pacific
ProducerRichard Bock
Gerry Mulligan chronology
Gerry Mulligan Quartet Volume 1
(1952)
Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
(1957)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet Volume 2
(1953)
Lee Konitz chronology
The New Sounds
(1951)
Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet
(1953)
Lee Konitz Plays
(1953)
PJLP 2 Cover
PJLP 10 Cover

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[4]

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn called it "A simply wonderful pairing of idiosyncratic talents".[4]

Track listing

  1. "Too Marvelous for Words" (Richard A. Whiting, Johnny Mercer) – 3:36 Originally released on PJLP 10
  2. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) – 3:01 Originally released on PJLP 2
  3. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 4:08
  4. "These Foolish Things" (Jack Strachey, Holt Marvell, Harry Link) – 3:15 Originally released on PJLP 10
  5. "All the Things You Are" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:55
  6. "Bernie's Tune" (Bernard Miller, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 3:32 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Almost Like Being in Love" (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) – 2:50 Originally released on PJLP 10
  8. "Sextet" (Gerry Mulligan) – 2:59 Originally released on PJLP 2
  9. "Broadway" (Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henry J. Wood) – 2:54 Originally released on PJLP 10
  10. "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" (Jimmy McHugh, Clarence Gaskill) – 3:05 Originally released on PJLP 2
  11. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:38 Originally released on PJLP 2
  12. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" [alternate take] (Gershwin, Gershwin) – 1:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at the Haig, Los Angeles California on January 23, 1953 (tracks 1–6) at an unidentified studio in Los Angeles, California. on January 30, 1953 (tracks 7–9) and at Phil Turetsky's home studio, Los Angeles, California on February 1, 1953 (tracks 10–12)

Personnel

References

  1. Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 1200 series accessed March 3, 2016
  2. Gerry Mulligan Discography Archived 2012-04-22 at the Wayback Machine accessed March 3, 2016
  3. Lee Konitz discography accessed May 29, 2017
  4. Wynn, Ron. Konitz Meets Mulligan – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
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