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Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster ‎
Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster

Verve Records

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Recorded over two sessions at the end of 1959, ‘Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster’ is a saxophone tour de force and a “classic album from two jazz giants.”

When Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster met up at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles on 3 November 1959 it was to prove to be one of the ultimate saxophone summits. The 50 year old Webster’s tenor sax and 32 year old Mulligan’s baritone are as polished as polished could be. The result is the album Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster that is included in NPR’s Basic Jazz Record Library and has been called a “classic album from two jazz giants.” Track one side one is the fabulous Billy Stayhorn composition ‘Chelsea Bridge’. Webster’s tenor begins the number, conjuring up the opening scene from a film noir classic with a mysterious woman in black, walking across the bridge with headlights reflecting in the puddles. Joined by Mulligan it develops into a saxophone tour de force. – U Discover Music

Label: Vital Vinyl (5) ‎– 000602577271816, Verve Records ‎– MG V-8343

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono

Country: Europe

Released: 20 Sep 2019

Genre: Jazz

Style: BopSwing