Dream A Little Dream was my introduction to Gerry Mulligan. I remember being struck by his ability to float over the rhythm section, while having a subtle intensity in his sound. This recording became a favourite of mine, and years later, as I dug deeper into the baritone saxophone, I ended up lifting six solos off of the recording (I’m just now getting them down on paper).
Here’s the melody, and Mulligan’s solo.
Do have a favourite Gerry Mulligan solo? Or recording?