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Gerry Mulligan

Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone

Born: April 6, 1927 | Died: January 20, 1996    

Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan grew up in Philadelphia and first learned piano, which he played occasionally. While in his teens, he wrote arrangements for Johnny Warrington's radio band (1944) and played reed instruments professionally. After moving to New York in 1946, he joined Gene Krupa's big band as staff arranger, attracting attention with his Disc Jockey Jump (1947). He then became involved with the nascent cool-jazz movement in New York, taking part in the performances (1948) and recording sessions (1949-50) of Miles Davis' nonet and contributing scores to the big bands of Elliot Lawrence and Claude Thornhill. By this time, he was specializing in baritone saxophone and playing in groups with Kai Winding and others. He also wrote scores for Stan Kenton's band and recorded with his own tentet (1951), which was modeled on Davis's ensemble....
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  • The Concert Jazz Band '63/The Concert Jazz Band

    Umbrella
    2012
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  • Eight Classic Albums

    Umbrella
    2012
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  • Mosaic Select

    Umbrella
    2006
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  • Gerry Mulligan: Mosaic Select 21

    Mosaic Records
    2006
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  • Mulligan Meets Monk

    Fantasy Jazz
    2005
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  • Jeru

    Umbrella
    2005
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  • "Jeru"

    Umbrella
    2005
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