Cleaning out the old transcription filing cabinet again. This is from one of my favorite Gerry Mulligan albums.
Here’s a tune I think more people should know.
The other day I came across a breezy, swinging album called Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges. I’m a big fan of both saxophonists, and it’s nice to hear them together. I think their lilting, melodic style is underappreciated by modern musicians and listeners who prefer a more “in your face” mode of playing, but it expresses a deep musicianship that I really admire. This is the first track, written by Gerry for Johnny, whose nickname was “Rabbit”.