Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – Two Of A Mind (Full Album)

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Two of a Mind is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonists Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded in 1962 which were released on the RCA Victor label.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “Altoist Paul Desmond and baritonist Gerry Mulligan always made for a perfect team during their infrequent collaborations. Both of the saxophonists had immediately distinctive light tones, strong wits, and the ability to improvise melodically. … the interplay between Desmond and Mulligan is consistently delightful. Highly recommended”.

Track listing:
“All the Things You Are” (Jerome Kernl Oscar Hammerstein II) – 5:51
“Stardust” (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 8:22
“Two of a Mind” (Paul Desmond) – 5:59
“Blight of the Fumble Bee” (Gerry Mulligan) – 7:02
“The Way You Look Tonight” (Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 7:21
“Out of Nowhere” (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 6:35

Personnel:
Paul Desmond – alto saxophone
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
John Beal (tracks 4, 5), Joe Benjamin (tracks 3, 6), Wendell Marshall (tracks 1, 2) – bass
Connie Kay (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5), Mel Lewis (tracks 3, 6) – drums

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Released: 1962
Recorded: June 26, July 3 and August 13, 1962
Studio RCA Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor LPM 2624
Producer: Bob Prince & George Avakian

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