This was the 10" LP that launched the Pacific Jazz label. In fact, producer Dick Bock originally started his label specifically to record the popular Gerry Mulligan Quartet. Baritonist Mulligan, trumpeter Chet Baker, bassist Bob Whitlock, and drummer Chico Hamilton made for a classic team, as can be heard on the eight numbers that comprise this album. All of the music has since been reissued many times, but they are still worth hearing, particularly such performances as "Soft Shoe," "Aren't You Glad You're You," "Bernie's Tune," "Walkin' Shoes," and "Nights at the Turntable." Classic music.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow