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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gerry Mulligan Concert Band - "Live at the Village Vanguard."

Listening to the Gerry Mulligan Concert Band live at the Village Vanguard (1960). It's on Spotify and is one of the best big(gish) band records around.
"Blueport" is an absolute hoot with Clark Terry at his impish best and Mulligan playing modern Dixieland if you know what I mean.
Johnny Mandel's "Black Nightgown" is another beauty that is always worth hearing again (Brings up a picture of Susan Hayward in the film "I Want To Live").
Superb session.

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