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Gerry Mulligan

American jazz baritone saxophonist, arranger and composer

Gerry Mulligan

American jazz baritone saxophonist, arranger and composer
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birthday
6th
April, 1927
Death
20th
January, 1996
Birth Place
Queens Village, Queens, New York, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996), also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists–playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz–Mulligan was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as “Walkin’ Shoes” and “Five Brothers”, have become standards.

instruments played
baritone
Piano
saxophone
Associated Acts

Gil Evans Miles Davis Chet Baker Lee Konitz Paul Desmond Billy Taylor Ben Webster Duke Ellington Stan Getz Dave Brubeck Bob Brookmeyer Zoot Sims Claude Thornhill Stan Kenton Astor Piazzolla

Birth Name

Gerald Joseph Mulligan

Genres

Jazz cool jazz third stream

Occupations

Musician composer arranger

Years Active

1946 1996

Name

Gerry Mulligan

Nationality

United States of America

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