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PHM 200-108: Night Lights / Gerry Mulligan

[Front Cover] Label Type : white Philips promotional (“Vendor”)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A PHM200108A M2    RI    RR
SIDE-B PHM200108B M2    II    RR

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Comments

Equivalent release: Philips PHS 600-108 (stereo).

promotional copy (for broadcast) with white Philips label.

many writings and stamps on the back cover.

with original Philips inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

Gerry Mulligan's famous masterpiece - a totally beautiful stream of music in the night mood.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Gerry Mulligan's first recording after his comeback to Mercury was “Spring Is Sprung” (PHM 200-077 / PHS 600-077) and it was an excellent album full of swingy, progressive sounds.

Then in 1963, Jim Hall and Art Farmer joined Mulligan's band (also, Dave Bailey replaced Gus Johnson), and they finally find totally beautiful harmonies and sounds with trumpet, trombone, baritone sax and guitar. They recorded dozens of tracks in September-October 1963, and moody tunes are included on this “Night Lights”, while “Butterfly With Hiccups” (Limelight LM-82004 / LS-86004) contains swingy/bluesy sides.

Anyway, the album “Night Lights” presents perfect totality of what the album title stands for - Art Farmer's soft and gentle flugelhorn/trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer's steady phrases blends beautifully with Farmer's horn and Gerry Mulligan's baritone saxophone (he also plays piano on some tracks), and Jim Hall's fine performance of rhythmic chords makes this album so special.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 1-29347 Night Lights (Gerry Mulligan) 4:50
A-2 1-29384 Morning Of The Carnival (Luiz Bonfa) 5:24
A-3 1-29348 Wee Small Hours (Dave Mann - Bob Hilliard) 5:34
SIDE-B
B-1 1-29390 Prelude In E Minor (Chopin) 4:12
B-2 1-29349 Festive Minor (Gerry Mulligan) 6:44
B-3 1-29388 Tell Me When (Gerry Mulligan) 4:04

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1:
Art Farmer (tp, flh), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb),
Gerry Mulligan (p, arr), Jim Hall (g), Bill Crow (b), Dave Bailey (ds).
Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City on September 12, 1963.

A-3, B-2:
same personnel/date/place as A-1, except: Gerry Mulligan (bs, arr).

A-2, B-1, B-3:
same personnel as A-3.
Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City on October 3, 1963.

Recording engineer: Tommy Nola.
Recording director: Hal Mooney.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Gerry Mulligan (bs, p) :
  • EmArcy MG-36056 : Presenting The Gerry Mulligan Sextet
  • EmArcy MG-36101 : Mainstream Of Jazz
  • Mercury MG-20453 : A Profile Of Gerry Mulligan
  • Philips PHM 200-077 / PHS 600-077 : Spring Is Sprung
  • Philips PHM 200-108 / PHS 600-108 : Night Lights
  • Limelight LM-82004 / LS-86004 : Butterfly With Hiccups
  • Limelight LM-82021 / LS-86021 : If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
  • Limelight LM-82030 / LS-86030 : Feelin' Good
  • Limelight LM-82040 / LS-86040 : Something Borrowed, Something Blue
  • EmArcy MG-36087 : Bargain Day! / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20761 / SR-60761 : Loads of Love / Shirley Horn



Jackets

Front Back
[PHM 200-108 FRONT] [PHM 200-108 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[PHM 200-108 A] [PHM 200-108 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[PHM 200-108 FRONT SLEEVE] [PHM 200-108 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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