Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the December 2009 Issue of Stereophile!
When jazz giants Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster collaborated for this legendary
1959 session, history was made, as was a classic record for the ages. This
smooth and supple set is included among NPR's "Basic Jazz Record Library". The
tunes are lush and emotional, driven along by a rhythm section that swings with
just the right amount of bop.
"In listening to Gerry Mulligan," Dave Brubeck once said,"you feel as if
you're listening to the past, present, and future of jazz, all in one tune, and
yet it's done with such taste and respect that you're not ever aware of a change
in idom." - from liner notes by Nat Hentoff
"The rhythm section for this date is uncommonly right for the
Webster-Mulligan meeting. Rowles, Lewis, and Vinnegar all base their playing on
a knowledge of 'the history of the language' they're using, and all three have
secure, relaxed time. Furthermore, all three get solid, rounded sounds from
their instruments..." - from liner notes by Nat Hentoff
"...... by far the best jazz reissue I've heard come out of the Grundman studio."
"...... the horn timbre is perfect."
"..... with music this good you need a break after each tune to regain your emotional composure." - HiFi Plus, Issue 72
Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax
Ben Webster, tenor sax
Jimmy Rowles, piano
Leroy Vinnegar, bass
Mel Lewis, drums
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
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