Saxophonist/composer/educator David Larsen is enjoying a career of both performing and recording with important artists as well as earning kudos for his compositions. THE MULLIGAN CHRONICLES reflects his years of study into the compositions of Gerry Mulligan. As he states, “In my studies, I traveled to the Library of Congress to view hundreds of Gerry Mulligan’s handwritten scores and interview countless musicians. Zubin Mehta, Ted Rosenthal, and the many others I spoke with agreed that Gerry Mulligan was a musical genius.’
The ensemble – David Larsen – Baritone Saxophone, Dave Glenn – Trombone, Bill Mays – Piano, Dean Johnson – Bass, and Ron Vincent – Drums
The tracks – Walkin’ Shoes, Curtains, Festive Minor, Good Neighbor Thelonius, Lonesome Boulevard, Idol Gossip, Rico Apollo, Open Country, The Flying Scotsman, Out Back of the Barn, Etude for Franca, Ring Around a Bright Star, and Taurus Moon.
A fine salute from a very fine artist!