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Two Of A Mind [180g LP] by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan
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Artist/Band:Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan
Name:Two Of A Mind [180g LP]
Cat No.:SC-LSP-2624
Performed by:Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)
Joe Benjamin (bass)
John Beal (bass)
Wendell Marshall (bass)
Connie Kay (drums)
Mel Lewis (drums)
Description:180 gram high quality reissue from Speakers Corner!
Pressed in Germany!

Although the beautiful sound, mutual understanding and harmonic balance mostly predominate, the music of alto saxophonist Paul Desmond performing together with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan is far from what one calls 'easy listening'. For many, it is even difficult to identify the melody of evergreens such as "Stardust" and "The Way You Look Tonight". (And what theme is tucked away in "Two Of A Mind?") The recording in the RCA Victor Studio took place over several days in 1962, and this is why different bass players and percussionists are heard - Wendell Marshall, Joe Benjamin and John Beal each take their turn on the bass, while Connie Kay and Mel Lewis change places behind the drum set. These musicians form a brilliant team, and that there is no piano is both deliberate and inevitable for Gerry Mulligan recordings of the day. By the way, the second saxophonist in "The Way You Look Tonight" is Paul Desmond - by means of over-dubbing in the middle of the stereo recording!

The contrapuntal playing by the two saxophonists is quite amazing and even breathtaking, considering that they are mostly improvising on the spot! Fantastic music with great sound quality. Enthusiastically recommended!

"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."
-Scott Yanow, allmusic.com

Recorded June 8 through August 13, 1962 at RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City. Originally released by RCA as LSP-2624.

Album Tracks:
1. All the Things You Are
2. Stardust
3. Two Of A Mind
4. Blight Of the Fumble Bee
5. The Way You Look Tonight
6. Out Of Nowhere
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