by Robert Rusch
#102: FRESH PICKS FOR SPRING LISTENING
Folks who enjoy baritone sax and Gerry Mulligan should find interest in DAVID LARSEN’S THE MULLIGAN CHRONICLES [no label or number]. This is not a rehash of the Gerry Mulligan songbook. The 13 cuts are both familiar and fresh. Larson reportedly studied Mulligan’s compositions including viewing thousands of Mulligan’s notes prior to the recording session. The front line of Larsen and David Glenn [tbn] is supported by Bill Mays [p], Dean Johnson [b] and Ron Vincent [drm]. Regardless of whether you are interested in Gerry Mulligan or just good jazz, this 2020 date should satisfy.