Walk on the Water (album)

Walk on the Water is an album by American jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and His Orchestra featuring performances recorded in 1980 and first released on the DRG label.[1][2] In 1982, the album received the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.[3]

Walk on the Water
Studio album by
Gerry Mulligan and His Orchestra
RecordedSeptember 1980
StudioDowntown Sound Studios, New York City
ProducerGerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan chronology
Lionel Hampton Presents Gerry Mulligan
Walk on the Water
The Classic Concert Live


Professional ratings
Review scores

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Baritonist Gerry Mulligan has had few opportunities to record with a big band since his Concert Jazz Band broke up in 1963, a real pity considering how talented a composer and arranger he has been. This DRG release features a strong orchestra performing several of Jeru's compositions".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Gerry Mulligan except where noted.

  1. "For an Unfinished Woman" – 7:13
  2. "Song for Strayhorn" – 6:08
  3. "Forty Second and Broadway" – 5:07
  4. "Angelica" (Mitchel Forman) – 6:25
  5. "Walk on the Water" – 4:24
  6. "Across the Track Blues" (Duke Ellington) – 3:10
  7. "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (George Bassman, Ned Washington) – 6:06



  1. Gerry Mulligan Discography accessed September 8, 2016
  2. DRG Records album entry accessed September 8, 2016
  3. Gerry Mulligan website: Awards, accessed September 8, 2016
  4. Yanow, Scott. Walk on the Water – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
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