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  The Gerry Mulligan Collection (June 1999) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
The centerpiece of the Gerry Mulligan exhibition is a large case displaying Mulligan's gold-plated baritone saxophone.
Below it is a photo of Mulligan playing a duet with saxophonist Ben Webster in December 1959 for the recording Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, one of a series Mulligan made with other musicians including Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Johnny Hodges, Zoot Sims and Thelonious Monk.
Gerry Mulligan with President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton at a White House reception for the 18th annual Kennedy Center Honors, December 1995.
www.loc.gov /loc/lcib/9906/gerry.html   (2007 words)

  
 Mulligan Publishing Co., Inc.
In March of 1988, Mulligan was invited to Italy by the Chancellor of the University of Bologna to take part in their 900th anniversary celebrations, with a concert in the ancient city square.
Gerry Mulligan was included on the Artists Committee for the 1995 Kennedy Center Honors for the Performing Arts, and in December he attended the ceremonies in Washington with his wife, Franca, including a reception at the White House, where they met Pres.
Gerry had told Franca that, "as my baritone and other instruments are so much a part of me, I would like them to be placed in a museum/institute, where they could also be played." When Gerry passed away in 1996, Franca Mulligan felt that the Library of Congress would be the ideal place.
www.gerrymulligan.com /bio.html   (4892 words)

  
  Gerry Mulligan - Music Downloads - Online
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.
Gerry Mulligan's first notable recorded work on baritone was with Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool nonet (1948-50) but once again his arrangements ("Godchild," "Darn That Dream" and three of his originals "Jeru," "Rocker" and "Venus de Milo") were more significant than his short solos.
A drug bust put Mulligan out of action and ended that quartet but, when he was released from jail in 1954, Mulligan began a new musical partnership with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer that was just as successful.
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 Gerry Mulligan at AllExperts
Mulligan was born in Queens Village, Long Island, New York the son of George and Louise Mulligan.
Mulligan made his initial youthful attempt at arranging with the Richard Rodgers song "Lover", but the arrangement was seized prior to its first reading by an overzealous nun who was taken aback by the title on the arrangement.
Mulligan and Baker had an almost psychic rapport and Mulligan later remarked that, "I had never experienced anything like that before and not really since." Their dates at the Haig became sell-outs and the recordings they made in the fall of 1952 became major sellers that led to significant acclaim for Mulligan and Baker.
en.allexperts.com /e/g/ge/gerry_mulligan.htm   (2684 words)

  
 Timeline: The Gerry Mulligan Collection, The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance
Gerry performs at a benefit concert with the Tibetan Monks of the Sera Je Monastery in India and Ornella Vanoni at the Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Italy.
Library of Congress opens a permanent exhibit of the Gerry Mulligan Collection, housed in a special room at the entrance to the Performing Arts Reading Room in the Music Division, in the James Madison Memorial Building.
The Gerry Mulligan Collection, featuring his oral autobiography, is launched as part of the the Library's "The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance" inititiative.
memory.loc.gov /cocoon/ihas/html/mulligan/mulligan-timeline.html   (613 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan @ The Jazz Files
Though the baritone saxist/composer is primarily known as a major figure in the "Cool" school of jazz, Gerry Mulligan fit in well with figures representing virtually all jazz styles, as his collaborations with Thelonious Monk, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Paul Desmond testify.
Mulligan became increasingly significant as a jazz musician when, after moving to Los Angeles, he formed the highly rated piano-less quartet, with trumpeter Chet Baker, in 1952.
The lack of a piano for harmonic direction required exceptionally tight interplay between Mulligan and Baker - later replaced by Art Farmer - creating a new texture in jazz that was overwhelmingly accepted by '50s jazz fans.
www.thejazzfiles.com /JazzMulligan.html   (333 words)

  
 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Gerry Mulligan
Mulligan led a new tentet and various versions of the quartet throughout the mid-1950s.
Besides the cool idiom that he helped to create, he is equally at home in a big-band, bop, or even Dixieland context (playing clarinet in the latter), and his excellent recordings with musicians as varied as Johnny Hodges and Thelonious Monk show an unusual musical adaptability.
Initially, however, Mulligan made his reputation as an arranger of band scores with intricate inner parts, careful balancing of timbres, low dynamics, and light swing, all of which features are present in his settings of Jeru, Godchild, and Venus de Milo for Davis' nonet.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_mulligan_gerry.htm   (575 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan Recordings (Craig Hanley) - GM Meets Enrico Intra
A couple of months after Gerry Mulligan recording this intriguingly variegated set in Italy, he was playing an engagement at Hopper's in New York's Greenwich Village - part of a resurgence of activity by Mulligan that should make the rest of the 70's on of the most productive of his career.
Lively as Gerry is, it had appeared to some, however, that Mulligan had become semi-retired.
Gerry has been spreading that spirit for a ong time; but these nights he somehow sounds to me more fresh and more likely to surprise than he did a quarter-century ago.
www.gerrymulligan.info /recordings/intra.html   (1135 words)

  
 Mosaic Select: Gerry Mulligan (MS-021)
The crown jewel of this set is The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, released on CD in stereo here for the first time.
Bill Holman arranged six celebrated Mulligan compositions from various stages of his career for a sublime sax section that consisted of Lee Konitz, Allen Eager, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Mulligan, superbly anchored by Freddie Green, Grimes and Bailey.
Mulligan wrote and arranged a seventh for the occasion.
www.mosaicrecords.com /prodinfo.asp?number=MS-021   (729 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gerry Mulligan - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mulligan, Gerry (Gerald) (1927–1996), American jazz saxophonist, arranger, and composer, who worked with many great names in jazz, including...
Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814), fifth vice president of the United States (1813-1814), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard...
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 Jazzmatazz Review - Gerry Mulligan Quartet in Concert
Mulligan the baritone—Mulligan who swung ineffably, even as a post-bop performer; who took that deepest-voiced instrument and played it in a hushed tone; Mulligan who was a splendid foil standing aside Monk; who, with Chet Baker, revolutionized jazz into a piano-less, two-butterfly pas-de-deux team of eloquence.
This is not the outstanding beauty of Mulligan’s partnering with Baker, but chaste unremarkable rhythms and sometimes mundane compositions set the stage for graceful expositions of jazz.
A mixed bag, but for their rarity, and for the facets that are gem-like (found by tracing the horn lines’ evolutions), these concert performances are ultimately treasure-troves.
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 Gerry Mulligan Biography : Oldies.com
In the early 70s Mulligan led big bands, some of which used the name Age Of Steam, and small groups for worldwide concert tours, recording sessions and radio and television appearances.
As an arranger, Mulligan was among the first to attempt to adapt the language of bop for big band and achieved a measure of success with both Krupa (who recalled for George T. Simon that Mulligan was "a kind of temperamental guy who wanted to expound a lot of his ideas"), and Thornhill.
As a player, the beautiful lightness of touch Mulligan used in his writing was uniquely brought to the baritone saxophone, an instrument that in other, not always lesser, hands sometimes overpowers the fragility of some areas of jazz.
www.oldies.com /artist-biography/Gerry-Mulligan.html   (861 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan
BARITONE: Among the most versatile figures in modern jazz, Gerry Mulligan lead or was a member of several bands and jazz groups.
The Gerry and Franca Mulligan Foundation was established in 2001 to fulfill Gerry's wish of supporting young musicians to attend music school.
Proceeds from the baritone saxophones and other Gerry Mulligan lots will be directed to support the Mission of the Foundation.
www.guernseys.com /Auctions/Jazz/Features/Mulligan.html   (143 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Best Of: Music: Gerry Mulligan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even their "instrumental philosophies" were at variance; Mulligan was prone to treat his baritone sax almost as a tenor -- or even alto -- in his approach, while Chet Baker consistently seemed to eschew the arrogant brassiness of most trumpeters of his (or, for that matter, the current) era.
As Mulligan himself was the first to admit, the idea of a jazz band without piano was not, by itself, new.
The interplay between Mulligan and Baker was highly successful, and "made up" for what to some might seem an odd "omission" of a piano, as the baritone and trumpet were very much used as two beautifully interwoven voices.
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 Gerry Mulligan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mulligan helped to create the cool idiom, but is equally at home in a big-band, bop, or dixieland context.
Gerry Mulligan originally made his reputation as an arranger of band scores with intricate inner parts, as heard in Miles Davis's nonet settings of Jeru, Godchild, and Venus de Milo.
Mulligan's unusual musical adaptability is shown with his works with artists as varied as Johnny Hodges to Thelonious Monk.
www.actlab.utexas.edu /~horshak/greatday/mulligan.html   (161 words)

  
 Jazz Artist Biography - Gerry Mulligan@ jazzreview.com
Gerry Mulligan was born on April 6, 1927 in New York and was one of the most versatile of all jazz musicians.
Mulligan was associated with such jazz greats as Gene Krupa, Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Kai Winding, Chet Baker, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Astor Piazzolla, Bob Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, Thelonious Monk, Zoot Sims, among many others.
Mulligan's last three recordings before his death have remained among his most popular later releases: "Dream A Little Dream," "Paraiso," and "Dragonfly." An interesting aspect of "Paraiso" is that it features bossa nova songs written and performed by Mulligan, accompanied by the Brazilian vocalist Jane Duboc.
www.jazzreview.com /articledetails.cfm?ID=153   (459 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Favorites - Jazz Play-Along Series Volume 42 - C Instruments / Bb Instruments / Eb Instruments - Book/CD set
Gerry Mulligan - The Age of Steam (DVD)
This program includes the CD recording of Gerry Mulligan`s THE AGE OF STEAM, as well as related visual material.
www.artmovesjazz.com /gerry-mulligan.htm   (200 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan Information
Mulligan's writing contributions to that album included the compositions "Jeru", "Venus De Milo", and "Rocker", and arrangements of "Godchild" and "Darn That Dream".
This quartet structure remained the core of Mulligan's groups throughout the rest of the 1950s with sporadic personnel changes and expansions of the group with trumpeters Joe Eardly and Art Farmer, saxophonists Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and Lee Konitz, and vocalist Annie Ross.
In 1974, Mulligan collaborated with famed Argentinean musician Astor Piazzolla.
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 Amazon.com: Mulligan Plays Mulligan: Music: Gerry Mulligan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These 1951 recordings were Gerry Mulligan's first as a leader, and they're testimony to his skills as both a composer and an improvising soloist.
The concluding "Mulligan's Too" is a 17-minute blowing tune with strong solos by Mulligan and Allen Eager, the latter making positive use of the influence of Lester Young on the era's younger tenor players.
Composer, arranger and one of the absolute masters of the unwieldy baritone saxophone, Gerry Mulligan was already a noted figure in the world of modern jazz when he recorded this, his first session as a leader, in 1951.
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 BBC - Radio 3 Jazz Profiles - Gerry Mulligan
Although he was to become the most influential baritone saxophonist in jazz history, Mulligan began his career as an arranger, first for Gene Krupa and then the experimental band of Claude Thornhill (in which he briefly played alto sax).
This light, chamber jazz group, with densely written ensemble passages alternating with wide-open solos was his most enduring contribution to jazz, and subsequently bands without chordal instruments became relatively commonplace.
From the mid-1950s, Mulligan also led larger groups, ranging from a sextet to a big band, which he fronted off and on in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/jazz/profiles/gerry_mulligan.shtml   (345 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster CD
Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums).
Mulligan, meanwhile, was an integral part of the 50s west coast movement and this set represents the confluence of two different generations.
One of several collaborations between the former and notable guest artists, Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster is a fine example of how two seemingly disparate musicians can perform together superbly.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1177391/a/Meets+Ben+Webster.htm   (333 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan - Verve Records
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Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard
The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions
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 Sheet Music Plus - The Gerry Mulligan Workshop Video
He discusses the musicians and big bands who influenced him, the Birth of the Cool ensemble, his groundbreaking piano-less quartet and Concert Jazz Band, and his candid views on the music scene today.
As an added bonus, there are two previously unavailable performances of Mulligan in concert: one with his quartet and another with his Concert Jazz Band.
The Gerry Mulligan Collection (Bari Sax) For baritone saxophone...
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 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - Gerry Mulligan
The sensuous blending of textures is as much the hallmark of Gerry Mulligan's compositional style as an understated lyricism is the signature of his work on baritone sax.
After the 1950s, Mulligan's laid-back style was overshadowed by new developments in jazz and the burgeoning of rock in the '60s and '70s.
But his touring and recording schedule continued apace, and he enjoyed fruitful collaborations with an older generation of musicians who had an instinctive affinity for his style.
www.channel4.com /music/music-core/artist.jsp?artistId=61286   (127 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz saxophone player Gerry Mulligan has performed his music in several feature films, including The Subterraneans (1960).
When Gerry Mulligan was less than a year old, the family moved to Marion,...
Well known jazz musician, Gerry Mulligan was one of the worlds best.
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 Buy Hal Leonard The Gerry Mulligan Workshop Video online at Musician's Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Legendary composer/arranger/baritone and soprano saxophonist Gerry Mulligan presents a jazz master class in this video presentation.
He discusses the musicians and big bands who influenced him, the "Birth of the Cool" ensemble, his groundbreaking piano-less quartet and Concert Jazz Band, and his candid views on the music scene today.
As an added bonus, there are 2 previously unavailable performances of Mulligan in concert one with his quartet and another with his Concert Jazz Band.
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