The Gerry Mulligan Songbook Volume 1 // Gerry Mulligan Feat. Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, and Allen Eager (World Pacific Records PJ-1237)

These last few posts have been an exploration in the sub-genres of jazz, using these unofficial categories as fun way to rediscover my record collection (as well as provide a systematic way to decide which record to write about next).  This post continues my focus on 'arranger jazz' with an interesting album from Gerry Mulligan. [...]

Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh // Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh (Atlantic 1217)

The Music Tune:  Topsy Recorded:  14 June, 1955 in New York City Personnel: Lee Konitz-  Alto Sax Warne Marsh-  Tenor Sax Billy Bauer-  Guitar Oscar Pettiford-  Bass Kenny Clarke-  Drums Yet again, the song I happened to profile happens to be one that identify with on spiritual level.  It was unplanned and unintentional.  This track [...]