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MCG Jazz set to release 1993 live recording featuring Billy Taylor and Gerry Mulligan

On Aug. 28, MCG Jazz will release Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan: Live at MCG, an album recorded at Pittsburgh’s Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in 1993. The album features Taylor (pictured) and Mulligan playing a set of standards (plus Taylor’s “Capricious” and Mulligan’s “Line for Lyons”) in a quartet with bassist Chip Jackson and drummer Carl Allen.

Billy Taylor is renowned for his light, spirited bop piano work and for being one of jazz’s most dedicated advocates and ambassadors. Mulligan, who died in 1996, is largely considered jazz’s greatest baritone saxophonist.

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