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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 116 | volume  | October-November, 2014



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 116October-November, 2014
Sound Reviews

Webster, Mulligan, Hawkins and the Night that Follows

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Mehmed Begić


His Sketch – Mulligan meets Webster

I was not the first and not the last time that Mulligan met Webster, but it was definitely the most quality recording, that recorded music in which the borders are drawn only by Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster, without any interruptions.

You stand on the bridge, your hair against the wind and it's time that the river below decides whose ally it is. I can't stop thinking which music I should grant to your departure. You are the one departing, aren't you? And you will never come back?

I turn a record in my hands. I swallow the details. Last year’s reprint of the 1960 original. I would not treat the original any better. Six pieces on two sides, recorded in Los Angeles. At the very end of 1959. This record is granted to your disappearance. Let it be its monument.

Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster – Chelsea Bridge (Alternative Take)

The Diary from the Bridge

Someone will play what follows on the bridge. Ben Webster, maybe… He could do it the right way. So everything bursts with closeness, but not drowns in emotions. So that it stays bearable. He could do it while his breath disappears in the melody, and his whisper transforms into supreme tones.

A woman stands on the bridge. On the same spot, on that bridge, there have been many departures. Nobody ever concluded why. I notched by accident, led by my own experience. And then I started to run. I never blinked, and the bizarre hobby had already become everything that I am now. I saw off departing broken hearts, granting them music.

I wouldn't mind that this melody of the night is played by somebody else. Maybe Coleman Hawkins. But no Gerry Mulligan. I leave him for the dawn. Again and again, for the sunrise that we will also turn into one day.

Vesna Pisarovic, With Suspicious Minds – I Feel So Bad

Her Sketch – Hawkins with Lockjaw Davis

Some other woman stands on the bridge. And the played night has arrived. I was standing there, where she stands, when I left you. Or you left me. Leaving me with a selective memory.

I don't care about your selection, in my head the melodies of the bridge were played by Coleman Hawkins and Eddie Davis, the Night Hawk album. The record that we found together, in

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