Gerry Mulligan

BIOGRAFIA

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No baritone saxophonist even achieved such a high degree of visibility—nor played that cumbersome horn with as much grace—as did Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996). Born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan made his initial marks in the jazz world as an arranger, for the Gene Krupa, Elliott Lawrence, and Claude Thornhill orchestras, as well as Miles Davis’s legendary Birth of the Cool sessions, on which the saxophonist also soloed.

Wide fame came to Mulligan for his 1952-1953 quartet featuring trumpeter Chet Baker and its recordings on the Pacific Jazz and Fantasy labels, of which “My Funny Valentine” on Fantasy was an especially strong seller. The group epitomized the then-emerging “cool” sound associated with the West Coast and was unique because it contained no pianist. The idea of not having a piano was, Mulligan recalled, “a happy accident” that occurred because he found the 66-key mini-piano at a Los Angeles club where he’d been booked to be unsuitable. “It worked because Chet was such a lyrical player,” the saxophonist explained. “I played counter lines on the baritone, and it gave the illusion of an ensemble.”

Sidemen in later editions of Mulligan’s combo included valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, and trumpeters Jon Eardley and Art Farmer. Between 1960 and ’63, the no-piano small-group concept was expanded into a unit of 13-15 musicians known as the Concert Jazz Band, though he or Brookmeyer played piano on some selections. The baritone titan made a number of albums on which he was co-billed with other jazz greats, including Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Johnny Hodges, Thelonious Monk, and Ben Webster, and from 1968 to ’72 was a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Bio courtesy of Concord Music Group

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And The Concert Jazz Band ´63 (+ And The Concert Jazz Band)

copertina album

CD album
16/11/2012
Verve
UPC 00600753401637
CD
AMAZON
ACQUISTA
IBS
ACQUISTA



 
1 Little Rock Getaway
03:06 Gerry Mulligan
2 Ballad
04:13 Gerry Mulligan
3 Big City Life
05:24 Gerry Mulligan
4 Big City Blues
05:41 Gerry Mulligan
5 My Kinda Love
03:55 Gerry Mulligan
6 Pretty Little Gypsy
03:36 Gerry Mulligan
7 Bridgehampton South
04:26 Gerry Mulligan
8 Bridgehampton Strut
03:56 Gerry Mulligan
9 Sweet And Slow
05:18 Gerry Mulligan
10 Bweebida Bobbida
05:49 Gerry Mulligan
11 Manoir De Mes Reves (Aka 'Django's Castle')
03:48 Gerry Mulligan
12 You Took Advantage Of Me
04:38 Gerry Mulligan
13 Out Of This World (Album Version)
03:48 Gerry Mulligan
14 My Funny Valentine
04:54 Gerry Mulligan
15 Broadway (Album Version)
05:18 Gerry Mulligan
16 I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
05:48 Gerry Mulligan

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