Gerry Mulligan

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 piano-less 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 including "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become standards.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 6, 1927 (New York City), Died January 19, 1996 (Darien)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102148 4/2/1957 My sweetie went away Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102149 4/2/1957 Am I blue? Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102150 4/3/1957 See here Miss Bromley Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102151 4/3/1957 Poor Dr. Millmoss Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102152 4/3/1957 All too soon Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102153 4/4/1957 Minor matters Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102154 4/4/1957 Latined fractured Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102155 4/4/1957 Blues from Neither Coast Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8058 12/16/1954 Mulliganesque John Graas instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8059 12/16/1954 6/4 and even John Graas instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca L 8060 12/16/1954 My buddy-1 John Graas instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mulligan, Gerry," accessed May 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332937.

Mulligan, Gerry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332937.

"Mulligan, Gerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332937

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