Gerry Mulligan Sextet - Night Lights + Butterly With Hiccups
Cat. no: 55002
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
The Gerry Mulligan Sextet: Night Lights + Butterfly With Hiccups (With Art Farmer & Bob Brookmeyer)
Limited Edition - Deluxe 6-Panel Digipak - 6-Page Booklet With Updated Liner Notes - 2 Albums On 1 CD
Although Gerry Mulligan collaborated a lot with either Art Farmer or Bob Brookmeyer, his sextet featuring them both on the frontline along with his baritone sax only lasted for a couple of years, and produced just two studio albums, both of which are presented in their entireties on this CD: Night Lights and Butterfly with Hiccups.
A larger band arrangement of “Night Lights” and a live reading of “The Ant Hill” by the same sextet have been added here as a bonus.
The Gerry Mulligan Sextet:
Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax & piano; Art Farmer, Trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, Valve Trombone; Jim Hall, Guitar; Bill Crow, Bass; Dave Bailey, Drums.
All Tracks Recorded At Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City. Arrangements By Gerry Mulligan, Hal Mooney.
1-6: Originally Issued As Night Lights
7-14: Originally Issued As Butterfly With Hiccups
“This is a rather relaxed recording featuring Mulligan and some of his top alumni. The emphasis is on ballads and nothing too innovative occurs, but the results are pleasing and laid-back.” (Scott Yanow, AllMusic)
Tracks: Night Lights / Morning of the Carnival (Black Orpheus) / In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning / Prelude in E Minor / Festive Minor / Tell Me When / Butterfly with Hiccups / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Theme for Jobim (Blues Roots) / Old Devil Moon / The Ant Hill / Blues for Lynda / Line for Lyons / Crazy Day / Night Lights [orchestral version]* / The Ant Hill [Live at Newport]*