Disc Jockey Jump - Gerry Mulligan - The Arranger (CD, Album)
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One of these pieces - Disc Jockey Jump - attracted attention to Mulligan, who was barely out of his teens. In , Gene Krupa got his band to record some of Mulligan's arrangements for this album. It may seem strange for a "cool" musician to write arrangements for a big band led by one of the most extrovert show drummers.
These arrangements were written by Gerry Mulligan when he was with the Krupa band at age 19 playing tenor and alto. This album of his early arrangements was recorded 12 years later when Mulligan returned to conduct the band at age Krupa had recorded Disc Jockey Jump many years earlier and it became something of a hit/5(4).
Mulligan’s writing abilities blossomed early and at 16 he was writing charts for a radio house band, soon dropping out of high school to write arrangements for the bands of Tommy Tucker, Elliot Lawrence, Gene Krupa (in including “Disc Jockey Jump” and “How High The Moon”) and Claude Thornhill, sometimes playing reeds for the latter.
That chart is here with two takes of “Disc Jockey Jump,” written and arranged by Mulligan for the Krupa orchestra; his own “Elevation” and the standard “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” performed by Lawrence’s ensemble; and six selections by Mulligan’s orchestra from (not released until ) including three of.
Disc Jockey Jump Written By – Gene Krupa, Gerry Mulligan: 3 – Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Written By – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler: 4 – Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra: Elevation Written By – Elliot Lawrence, Gerry Mulligan: 5 – Gerry Mulligan And His Orchestra.
Feb 15, · If your tastes run to Mulligan the arranger, there was a great LP of just that title on which the best tracks IMHO were "Disc Jockey Jump" and "How High the Moon" by the Gene Krupa Orchestra of , which included Gerry.
Gerry Mulligan had already done "Disc Jockey Jump" for Gene Krupa when Lawrence recorded his "Elevation" and arrangement of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" in Later Mulligan did some important charts for Stan Kenton, and finally, for his own Concert Jazz Band.
Part of Blue Note's CD reissue series, this set has nine numbers taken from baritonist Gerry Mulligan's Pacific Jazz years. He meets up with trumpeter Chet Baker on two quartet numbers (including "My Funny Valentine") and in a ten-piece, joins valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer in a quartet and a sextet (with the swinging tenor of Zoot Sims), and plays three originals in an octet arranged by.
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