Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Gerry Mulligan at the Village Vanguard by Gerry Mulligan, complete with insert and original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Gerry Mulligan at the Village Vanguard is a 1973 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1960.
The cover is VG+, with trace wear at the edges and corners and slight foxing on the inside of the cover. The obi and insert are M-.
The disc is M- and looks to have only been played a couple of times.
A beautiful copy of a jazz classic.
Background: Gerry Mulligan had a long career, but his 1960 LP Gerry Mulligan and His Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard is not only regarded as his best effort, but it’s rightly regarded as one of the best jazz albums ever made.
Of all the recordings made by Gerry Mulligan’s Concert Jazz Band in the 1960s, this is the definitive one. There are many high points, including “Body and Soul” (which has fine solos from the baritone/leader and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer), “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and the swinging “Let My People Be,” but “Blueport” takes honors. On the latter, after hot solos by Mulligan, trombonist Willie Dennis, and Jim Reider on tenor, Mulligan and trumpeter Clark Terry have a lengthy trade-off that is quite hilarious with a countless number of quotes from different songs; at one point they trade off cities. This music is essential.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1973|