SteepleChase' 50th anniversary "In Concert" series continues with Gerry Mulligan's famed Concert Jazz Band from October 31, 1960 at its first concert in Europe. The Concert Jazz Band's unique arrangements and its trademark sound of translucency are restored by the modern sound technology.
The Concert Jazz Band's live performance from their European tour have been released before except this from Copenhagen and Berlin. The Django Reinhardt piece "Manoir de mes Rves" and Mulligan's "18 Carrots for Rabbit" get rare performance here.
Gerry Mulligan: baritone saxophone
Don Ferrara, Conte Candoli, Nick Travis: trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer: valve trombone
Willie Dennis: trombone
Gene Quill: clarinet, alto saxophone
Bob Donovan: alto saxophone
Jimmy Reider, Zoot Sims: tenor saxophone
Gene Allen: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Buddy Clark: bass
Mel Lewis: drums