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Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker: The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings (1952-57)

Pacific Jazz CDP 38263

Track list:

Disc 1 – The Original Sessions:

1-01 – Get Happy
1-02 – ‘S Wonderful
1-03 – Godchild
1-04 – Dinah
1-05 – She Didn’t Say Yes, She Didn’t Say No
1-06 – Bernie’s Tune
1-07 – Lullaby Of The Leaves
1-08 – Utter Chaos
1-09 – Aren’t You Glad You’re You
1-10 – Frenesi
1-11 – Nights At The Turntable
1-12 – Freeway
1-13 – Soft Shoe
1-14 – Walkin’ Shoes
1-15 – Aren’t You Glad You’re You
1-16 – Get Happy
1-17 – Poinciana
1-18 – Godchild
1-19 – Makin’ Whoopee
1-20 – Cherry
1-21 – Motel
1-22 – Carson City Stage

Personnel:

Disc 1
#1-3 : recorded at Phil Turetsky’s House, LA, June 10, 1952
Gerry Mulligan (bars, p), Red Mitchell (b), Chico Hamilton (dm)
#4-5 : recorded at Phil Turetsky’s House, LA, July 9, 1952
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Jimmy Rowles (p), Joe Mondragon (b)
#6-8 : recorded at Phil Turetsky’s House, LA, August 16, 1952
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Bob Whitlock (b), Chico Hamilton (dm)
#9-14 : recorded at Gold Star Studios, LA, October 15 and 16, 1952
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Bob Whitlock (b), Chico Hamilton (dm)
#15-18 : recorded live at The Haig, LA, problaby early January, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Chico Hamilton (dm)
#19-22 : recorded at Gold Star Studios, LA, February 24, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)

Disc 2 – The Original Sessions:

2-01 – My Old Flame
2-02 – All The Things You Are
2-03 – Love Me Or Leave Me (Alt Tk)
2-04 – Love Me Or Leave Me
2-05 – Swinghouse (10″ Lp Tk)
2-06 – Swinghouse (12″ Lp Tk)
2-07 – Jeru
2-08 – Utter Chaos #2
2-09 – Darn That Dream
2-10 – Darn That Dream (Alt Tk)
2-11 – I May Be Wrong (12″ Lp Tk)
2-12 – I May Be Wrong (10″ Lp Tk)
2-13 – I’m Begining To See The Light (10″ Lp Tk)
2-14 – I’m Begining To See The Light (12″ Lp Tk)
2-15 – The Nearness Of You
2-16 – Tea For Two
2-17 – Five Brothers
2-18 – I Can’t Get Started
2-19 – Ide’s Side
2-20 – Funhouse
2-21 – My Funny Valentine

Personnel:

Disc 2
#1 : recorded at Radio Recorders, LA, April 27, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)
#2 : recorded at Coastal Studios, New York City, N.Y., on either December 3, 11,&17, 1957
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Henry Grimes (b), Dave Bailey (dm)
#3-8 : recorded at Radio Recorders, LA, April 27, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)
#9-16 : recorded at Radio Recorders, LA, April 29 and/or 30, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)
#17-21 : recorded live at The Haig, LA, May 20, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)

Disc 3 – The Reunion:

3-01 – People Will Say We’re In Love
3-02 – Reunion
3-03 – When Your Lover Has Gone
3-04 – Stardust
3-05 – My Heart Belongs To Daddy
3-06 – Jersey Bounce
3-07 – The Surrey With The Frange On Top
3-08 – Ornithology
3-09 – Travelin’ Light
3-10 – Travelin’ Light (Alt Tk)
3-11 – The Song Is You
3-12 – Gee Baby, Ain’t Good To You
3-13 – Gee Baby, Ain’t Good To You (Alt Tk)
3-14 – I Got Rhythm
3-15 – All The Things You Are
3-16 – Festive Minor

Personnel:

Disc 3
#1-16 : recorded at Coastal studios, New York City, N.Y., December 3, 11 and 17, 1957
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Henry Grimes (b), Dave Bailey (dm)

Disc 4 – The Collaborations:

4-01 – Too Marvelous For Words
4-02 – Lover Man
4-03 – I’ll Remember April
4-04 – These Foolish Things
4-05 – All The Things You Are
4-06 – Bernie’s Tune
4-07 – Almost Like Being In Love
4-08 – Sextet
4-09 – Broadway
4-10 – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
4-11 – Lady Be Good
4-12 – Lady Be Good
4-13 – Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
4-14 – This Time The Dream’s On Me
4-15 – Let There Be Love
4-16 – How About You?
4-17 – I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans
4-18 – This Is Always
4-19 – My Old Flame
4-20 – It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing
4-21 – The Lady’s In Love With You
4-22 – I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face
4-23 – You Turned The Tables On Me

Personnel:

Disc 4
#1-6 : recorded live at The Haig, Los Angeles, CA., January 23, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)
#7-9 : recorded at unknown radio, Los Angeles, CA., January 30, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Carson Smith (b), Larry Bunker (dm)
#10-12 : recorded at Phil Turesky’s house, Los Angeles, CA., February 1, 1953
Chet Baker (tp), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Joe Mondragon (b), Larry Bunker (dm)
#13-19 : recorded Los Angles, CA., February 11, 1958 or Coastal Studios, New York City, N.Y., December 11 and/or 17, 1957
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bars), Henry Grimes (b), Dave Bailey (dm), Annie Ross (vcl)
#20-23 : recorded at Coastal Studios, New York City, N.Y., December 11 and/or 17, 1957
Gerry Mulligan (bars), Henry Grimes (b), Dave Bailey (dm), Annie Ross (vcl)

Production credits:

Original Sessions produced by Dick Block
Re-issue Producer – Michael Cuscuna

Mastered By [Tape Transfers] – Ron McMaster

Photography By – William Claxton
Album Design – Patrick Roques
Art Direction – Darcy Cloutier-Fernald

GM Discography (2011) (pdf 3.97MB)

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Pacific Jazz Records was a Los Angeles-based record label best known for releasing cool jazz or West coast jazz.

It was founded by Richard Eugene Bock (1927–1988) and drummer Roy S. Harte in 1952.

Harte, in 1954, also co-founded Nocturne Records.

The label was purchased by Liberty Records in 1957, which added a world music label, World Pacific Records, and continued both labels for a decade or so.

Eventually, Liberty and the record companies it had bought over the years fell under the ownership of EMI.

Today, Pacific Jazz Records exists in name only via reissues of its material.

The label’s jazz catalog is now controlled by Blue Note Records.
—wikipedia (Sept 2012)
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