Paris Concert (Gerry Mulligan album)

Paris Concert (also released in France as 3e Salon du Jazz, Paris, 1954, À Pleyel) is a live album by saxophonist and bandleader Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1954 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1][2] In 1966 Pacific Jazz released an album with the same title but with a slightly different track listing and edited versions of previously released tracks.[3]

Paris Concert
Live album by
Released1955
RecordedJune 1, 3 & 7, 1954
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
GenreJazz
LabelPacific Jazz
ProducerRichard Bock
Gerry Mulligan chronology
Gene Norman Presents the Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet and Quartet
(1953)
Paris Concert
(1955)
California Concerts
(1954)
1966 Cover

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow called it "Cool jazz at its best, played with plenty of wit and creativity.".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Gerry Mulligan except as indicated

  1. "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 3:54
  2. "Five Brothers" - 4:40
  3. "Laura" (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) - 4:10
  4. "Love Me or Leave Me" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 5:10
  5. "Utter Chaos" - 0:43
  6. "Bernie's Tune" (Bernie Miller, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 4:23
  7. "Walkin' Shoes" - 5:05
  8. "Moonlight in Vermont" (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) - 3:11
  9. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 3:36
  10. "Utter Chaos" - 0:49
  • Recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, France on June 1, 1954 (tracks 6 & 7), June 3, 1954 (tracks 2, 9 & 10) and June 7, 1954 (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5 & 8).

1966 Release

  1. "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are" (Styne, Cahn) - 2:35
  2. "Five Brothers" - 3:40
  3. "Makin' Whoopee" (Donaldson, Kahn) - 2:36
  4. "Laura" (Raskin, Mercer) - 4:05
  5. "Love Me or Leave Me" (Donaldson, Kahn) 4:42
  6. "Bernie's Tune" (Miller, Leiber, Stoller) - 4:01
  7. "Walkin' Shoes" - 4:35
  8. "Soft Shoe" - 3:52
  9. "Moonlight in Vermont" (Suessdorf, Blackburn) - 3:09
  10. "Motel" - 3:35
  • Recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, France on June 1, 1954 (tracks 6, 7 & 10), June 3, 1954 (tracks 2, 3 & 8) and June 7, 1954 (tracks 1, 4 5 & 9).

Personnel

References

  1. Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 1200 series accessed February 29, 2016
  2. Gerry Mulligan Discography Archived 2012-04-22 at the Wayback Machine accessed February 29, 2016
  3. Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 10100/20100 series accessed February 29, 2016
  4. Yanow, Scott. Paris Concert – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
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