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France 1971 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Châteauvallon, France; August 26, 1971. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to original uploader Cosmikd; and to Goody for the remaster and for sharing the show at Dime.

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One of the first artists to popularise the idea of the baritone saxophone as an improvising solo instrument was the iconic jazz musician Gerry Mulligan, whose light, delicate tone and highly melodic style are perhaps at odds with the baritone saxophone’s reputation as a powerfully honking, rather unwieldy horn.

The baritone sax is the largest and lowest-pitched of the four commonly played members of the saxophone family and, although it is part of the standard big band lineup, it is heard relatively infrequently as a solo instrument in small group jazz.

Across a 50 year career, his work on Miles Davis’ seminal Birth of the Cool album, his innovative chordless quartets with Chet Baker and Bob Brookmeyer, his own popular Concert Jazz Band and later cross-cultural projects would all help to see him remembered as a jazz trailblazer, and perhaps the most important baritone saxophonist of all time. - jazzfuel.com

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Original lineage:
FM > Edirol R-09 (WAV) > WaveLab > FLAC (level 8, sector-align)
Broadcast : Les Légendes du Jazz, France Musique, nov 27, 2022
Goody’s additional lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender +46 cents, tracking updated; Paste missing beginnings of Tracks 1 & 4 from alt. mono source; smooth track transitions) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)
A Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Reconstruction/Remaster

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. There Will Never Be Another You (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) 8:17 (alt. mono source for the first 7 minutes)
Track 02. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) 6:18
Track 03. Line For Lyons (Gerry Mulligan) 6:13
Track 04. Major’s Minor (Shirley Scott, Stanley Turrentine) 11:10 (alt. mono source for first 3 seconds)
Track 05. Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter) 8:44
Track 06. The Second Time Around (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) 9:32
Track 07. It’s Sandy At The Beach (Gerry Mulligan) 8:25

59 mins

Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax
Gordon Beck
- piano
Ron Mathewson
- double bass
Daniel Humair
- drums

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