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Gerry Mulligan

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is 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 – he was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Mulligan's 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 jazz standards.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone

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 January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332937.

Mulligan, Gerry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332937.

"Mulligan, Gerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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