Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Freeway” by Gerry Mulligan Quartet

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Here is some of the greatest the West Coast had to offer, from the very first release by Pacific Jazz Records! I scored an original 1952 10” pressing of this one (Pacific Jazz catalog number PJLP-1) on heavy microgroove vinyl in a garage sale many years ago! Not only did this record signal a bright […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Simbah” by Gerry Mulligan Tentette

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The innovative instrumentation and arrangements of Miles Davis’ landmark Birth Of The Cool nonet sessions from 1948, on which Gerry Mulligan played baritone saxophone, was a major influence on Mulligan’s Tentette recordings from January of 1953 that included “Simbah,” today’s Song Of The Day. But even though the Tentette recordings are less well known than […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Freeway" by Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Song Of The Day – “Freeway” by Gerry Mulligan Quartet Some of the greatest Jazz the West Coast had to offer from the very first release by Pacific Jazz Records. I’ve got this one on a 10″ heavy vinyl microgroove record from 1952: catalog number PJLP-1! What a line up: Gerry Mulligan on the tenor […]