Gerry Mulligan Quartet At the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland [1990]

Gerry Mulligan Bern 1990

If you haven’t spent the time to absorb this great Mulligan performance then you are missing an opportunity to hear him as he continues to create relevant composition and arrangements. It is clear here that he is on the journey to the contemporary sound he would later tweak by the time of the 1995  Dragonfly recording with Grover Washington Jr..  This recording is chock full of Mulligan’isms and still feels exciting and new while having an ear to the past.

The song list:

  • Ring around the Bright Star
  • Lonesome Boulevard
  • A Gift For Dizzy
  • Curtains
  • Walking Shoes
  • Sun on Stairs
  • Wallflower
  • Satin Doll
  • The Flying Scotsman
  • Ring around the Bright Star

Gerry Mulligan – baritone sax
Bill Charlap – piano
Dean Johnson – bass
David Ratajczak – drums