Gerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band ‎– Santa Monica 1960

Fresh Sound Records ‎– FSR-CD 710
2 × CD, Album


A1 Theme: Utter Chaos 1:19
A2 Out Of This World 4:18
A3 Black Nightgown 4:04
A4 18 Carrots For Rabbit 7:16
A5 Piano Blues 13:19
A6 Bweebida Bwobbida 8:31
A7 The Red Door 8:13
A8 Western Reunion 9:28
B1 Theme: Utter Chaos 0:14
B2 You Took Advantage Of Me 4:26
B3 As Catch Can 6:35
B4 Sweet And Slow 4:56
B5 Young Blood 5:17
B6 My Funny Vallentine 5:23
B7 Apple Core 4:51
B8 Come Rain Or Come Shine 4:52
B9 Go Home 9:46
B10 Blueport 10:01
B11 Theme: Utter Chaos 1:35



This is the exciting Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band that held the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium spellbound in October 1960--a "live" recording that shows why the CJB was acclaimed for its unity and cohesion. By contemporary standards, this was a "small" big band, made up of thirteen men, performing according to Mulligan's very definite idea of how a band should work and sound. Though studded with stellar names, it was a close-knit team, with Zoot Sims as the featured guest soloist, There was room to stretch, but when the time came to get together, the boys were there. "My idea is not so much that we are a big band with a small-band feel, but that we have a big-band feel in the way that a big bandought to be," said Mulligan. "Our Santa Monica concert had a driving quality that I think was in great part the result of the fact that the audience was loaded with many of our friends and fellow-musicians." The fine Mosaic box set of the CJB included six of the 19 performances recorded at Santa Monica, but this two-CD set issues, in excellent sound quality, the complete concert for the first time ever!

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