Gerry Mulligan

Gerry's Time

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This budget LP from the late '60s combines together two different Verve sessions from the 1950s that are still waiting to be reissued in full. The bulk of the set teams baritonist Gerry Mulligan with tenor great Stan Getz, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, Louis Bellson and the Oscar Peterson Trio on three swinging standards highlighted by "When Your Lover Has Gone." Mulligan is also showcased as the only horn on "Lush Life." The remaining track, "Bread and Wine," finds trumpeter Art Farmer and altoist Art Pepper sharing the spotlight with Mulligan. This is good music that deserves more coherent repackaging.