Starting in the late ’50s, Gerry Mulligan recorded a series of encounters with fellow saxophonists that included such immortals as Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. In 1986 he resumed the practice for this one date on which his baritone is matched with the tenor of the young great Scott Hamilton. The music, which includes warm ballads and fairly hot romps (five of the seven songs are Mulligan originals), consistently swing and are quite enjoyable.
01 – Soft Lights and Sweet Music
02 – Gone
03 – Do You Know What I See?
04 – I’ve Just Seen Her
05 – Noblesse
06 – Ghosts
07 – Port of Baltimore
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
Scott Hamilton – tenor saxophone
Mike Renzi – piano
Jay Leonhart – bass
Grady Tate – drums
Recorded at Penny Lane Studios, New York City; January 1986
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