Gerry Mulligan – Night Lights (Full Album)

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Night Lights is an album by American jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded in 1963 and first released on the Philips label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This is a rather relaxed recording featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan and some of his top alumni (trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey) exploring three of his own songs (including “Festive Minor”), Chopin’s Prelude in E minor, “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” and “Morning of the Carnival” (from Black Orpheus). The emphasis is on ballads and nothing too innovative occurs, but the results are pleasing and laid-back.

Track listing:
All compositions by Gerry Mulligan except as indicated

“Night Lights” – 4:53
“Morning of the Carnival” (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria) – 5:27
“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) – 5:34
“Prelude in E Minor” (Frédéric Chopin) – 4:11
“Festival Minor” – 6:45
“Tell Me When” – 4:06

Personnel:
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone, piano – track 1
Art Farmer – flugelhorn
Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
Jim Hall – guitar
Bill Crow – bass
Dave Bailey – drums

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Released: 1963
Recorded: September 12 and October 3, 1963
Nola Penthouse Studios in NYC
Length: 33:49
Label: Philips PMH 600-108
Producer: Hal Mooney

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