Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan

About Gerry Mulligan

The most famous and probably greatest jazz baritonist of all time, Gerry Mulligan was a giant. A flexible soloist who was always ready to jam with anyone from Dixielanders to the most advanced boppers, Mulligan brought a somewhat revolutionary light sound to his potentially awkward and brutal horn and played with the speed and dexterity of an altoist. Mulligan started on the piano before learning clarinet and the various saxophones. His initial reputation was as an arranger. His first notable recorded work on baritone was with Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool nonet (1948-1950). His 1952 group with Chet Baker made both artists into stars. ~ Scott Yanow

    New York, NY
  • BORN
    April 6, 1927

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