Posts Tagged ‘Gerry Mulligan’

Saturday Single No. 337

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

This is a brief stop today. As I’ve tried to keep up with business of life that’s kept me occupied the past few weeks, I’ve been digging into the song “The Shadow of Your Smile.” The tune, written by Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster, first showed up as part of the soundtrack to the 1965 film The Sandpiper, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

It’s a song that’s been covered many times, of course, and I’m going to write about some of those covers in the next week or so. But I thought that, as I’m only here for a short time today, we’d start our exploration of the song with saxophonist Gerry Mulligan’s take. The track was on his 1965 album Feelin’ Good. (Among the musicians on the album were my favorite drummer, Hal Blaine, and bassist Jimmy Bond.)