Filmed live at the club erics this tape is sensational. The color is warm, the presentation of the quartette brings you right into the nightclub. Composer, arranger, soloist on that huge baritone-about the size of a tyrolean mountain horn, mulligan is deft as Charlie Parker and the solos are pure bliss. Plus the three trio musicians, especially pianist Harold Danko, are terrific. Ironic in that Mulligan was famous for not including piano. Danko, not well known but spent time as Chet Baker's pianist, he should be much more wellknown. If you love great jazz, and Mulligan hits it just blissfully, then you must include this in your "stuff"!.
Mulligan's very tight quartet featuring Harold Danko, Frank Luther (what happened to him?) and Billy Hart deftly navigate seven of the leader's often intricate and always fresh-sounding compositions. Mulligan himself is in top form on both bari and soprano, but in listening to his tunes one is reminded that he should also be considered one of the finest composers in jazz history. This live club set is highly recommended.
This is a 1980 quartet concert performance in the manner of the Swedish Concert of the the same year. The rhythm section is different. Bill Mays may be the pianist - No booklet no notes - Ive seen it in it's entirety and am writing this on the spur of the moment. Gerry plays soprano on just 1 tune - So I didn't see it in it's complete entirety I skipped this track after hearing just 1 note. He used to play a bit of clarinet and I don't understand his attidude. He repeats Around About Sundown from the Swedish Concert but all the other songs are different - 17 Mile Drive - For An Unfinished Woman - Walk On The Water - North Atlantic Run - Song For Strayhorn and K-4 Pacific