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Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan - Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan - Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet

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Release Date 08/10/2021
Format LP
Label Blue Note
Catalogue Number 3526819


Three giants of West Coast Jazz came together in this deeply swinging session recorded for the Pacific Jazz/World Pacific label in 1953. Alto saxophone master Lee Konitz joins with the great Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone and legendary trumpeter Chet Baker on a half-live, half-studio program of standards along with one Mulligan original. The group is supported by bassists Carson Smith and Joe Mondragon with Larry Bunker on drums for this spontaneous and inventive jazz treasure.

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Tracklist

Side 1
1. "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me" (3:09)
2. "Broadway" (2:56)
3. "Almost Like Being In Love" (2:58)
4. "Sextet" (3:02)
5. "Lady Be Good" (2:35)
Side 2
1. "Too Marvelous For Words" (3:44)
2. "Lover Man" (3:10)
3. "I'll Remember April" (4:10)
4. "These Foolish Things" (3:28)
5. "All The Things You Are" (4:09)

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