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|Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan|
Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi
Genres: Jazz, Pop
CD reissue of the album including two songs from the same session initially released on another album. In the original liner notes, producer Norman Granz states that he was interested in the results of a front-line collabo... more »
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CD reissue of the album including two songs from the same session initially released on another album. In the original liner notes, producer Norman Granz states that he was interested in the results of a front-line collaboration between saxophonists Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan. He also commented that this was the first time they recorded together as the primary horns of a session. Even though this project proved very successful musically and both musicians had known each other long before it was recorded, they would never again play together in this format (at least on record). Eight tracks. Jazz Track.
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George H. Smith | Bloomington, IL | 01/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Getz Meets Mulligan" was my favorite jazz album when I was 16, and it remains my favorite as I approach 60.
That about covers it, so far as I'm concerned.
Not really fireworks
rash67 | USA | 07/11/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Stan the Man, the greastest sax player of all time should have made a number of albums with Jeru - the best baritone of all time (since his better playing mentor Serge Chaloff died off young). Both were Cool both West Coast Jazz. The owner of Verve put them together. But there is only this one.
In order to fool the listener, they switch instuments at one point! Getz plays baritone and Mulligan plays tenor. They should have made great music togehter but the results are adequate but don't live up to what each of the Cool Jazz greats did on other albums where they were out front. The Getz and Bill Evans albums are also pretty mediocre. Maybe too many egos?
The best series of duet albums Getz did (other than piano with Al Haig or Kenny Barrons) was with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone.
Why this one is adequate but not great (as is stated elsewhere), it's hard to say.
Don't switch horns
brassmnky | Hartford, CT USA | 12/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Getz and Mulligan were obvious heavyweight jazz musicians, but this recording falls way short of other efforts during this period in their careers. Although switching horns may have brought some interest to the session, the results are not positive, and in the end just a bad idea. Mulligan's tone on tenor is particularly strident and his intonation is poor, and after hearing Getz's sweat tone and precise technique on tenor, Mulligan just sounds lousy on tenor, especially in the upper range of the horn. Getz pulls the horn switch off more convincingly and plays the Bari with some authority and retains his voice, but the question in the end is why? There are some nice moments and obvious skilled improvisation and technical prowess on this recording, but the recording is not a high point."