The Gerry Mulligan Songbook Volume 1 // Gerry Mulligan Feat. Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, and Allen Eager (World Pacific Records PJ-1237)

These last few posts have been an exploration in the sub-genres of jazz, using these unofficial categories as fun way to rediscover my record collection (as well as provide a systematic way to decide which record to write about next).  This post continues my focus on 'arranger jazz' with an interesting album from Gerry Mulligan. [...]

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Lullaby of Birdland // Various Artists (RCA Victor LPM-1146)

Continuing with the theme of 'arranger jazz', here's an album that is exactly that:  an arranger's jazz album, taken to the extreme.  So far, I've spotlighted albums that featured different tunes by an arranger, made for a small group of musicians.  But what if different arrangers and groups made an album of one song... The [...]