Line for Lyons (Live)
Editors’ Notes This emotionally charged 1974 concert finds two giants together for the first time in two decades. Baker's playing is infused with years of hard living; his breathy tone and pleading phrases make "My Funny Valentine" more poignant than ever. Mulligan has his own tender moment on the elegiac "Song for Strayhorn," playing lyrically atop the soulful (and very '70s) sound of Bob James' Fender Rhodes. Drummer Harvey Mason propels some joyful swing on "It's Sandy at the Beach," as the two hornmen step out together.