Gerry Mulligan / Astor Piazzolla – Summit – Reunion Cumbre

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Summit is an album by Argentinean bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla and jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. The original LP was recorded and released in Italy in 1974.

“A superb 1974 session recorded in Milan teams baritone-saxist Gerry Mulligan with the great guru of art-music tango. This is mostly dark and moody music, with a lot of tonal variety and a resolute refusal to fit into any of the handy pigeonholes: a one-off event, wholly successful.” – John Storm Roberts/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All songs written, arranged and conducted by Astor Piazzolla, except track 6, “Aire de Buenos Aires” was written by Gerry Mulligan.

“20 Years Ago” – 6:26
“Close Your Eyes and Listen” – 4:32
“Years of Solitude” – 4:07
“Deus Xango” – 3:45
“20 Years After” – 4:10
“Aire de Buenos Aires” – 4:37
“Reminiscence” – 6:30
“Summit” – 3:35


Astor Piazzolla – bandoneon
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
Angel ‘Pocho’ Gatti – piano, Fender Rhodes 73 electric piano, organ
Tullio De Piscopo – drums, percussion
Giuseppe Prestipino – electric bass
Alberto Baldan, Gianni Ziloli – marimba
Filippo Daccò, Bruno De Filippi – electric guitar
String section with:
Umberto Benedetti Michelangelo – 1st violin
Renato Riccio – 1st viola
Enio Miori – 1st cello


Released: 1974
Recorded: September 24–26 and October 1–4, 1974 at Mondial Sound Studio, Milan, Italy.
Length: 37:42
Label: Erre T.V./Festival, Atlantic/WEA, Music Hall, ANS, Tropical Music a.o.
Producer: Mario Fattori, Fabio Belotti, Aldo Pagani