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Gerry Mulligan

Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to select key recordings of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, including with his quartet, sextets, ten-piece bands and the Concert Jazz Band.

Gerry Mulligan was one of the finest baritone saxophonists in jazz history, bringing an effortless grace to the large instrument, enhanced by his skill as a composer and arranger. Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to select Mulligan's key recordings, from his "pianoless" quartet through his sextets and ten-piece bands to the Concert Jazz Band. The music ranges from the early 1950s until the 1990s, and includes Mulligan's final, emotionally charged recordings.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 18 Sep 2011 00:00

Music Played

  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    My Funny Valentine

    Composer: Hart, Rodgers Performers: Art Farmer, t; Gerry Mulligan, bar; Bill Crow, b; Dave Bailey, d. Dec 17, 1958 - Jan 15, 1959.

    • What Is There To Say? (on Four Classic Albums).
    • Avid.
    • 1031.
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Walkin' Shoes

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Chet Baker, t; Gerry Mulligan, bar; Bob Whitlock, b; Chico Hamilton, d. 15/16 Oct 1952. Los Angeles.

    • Original Gerry Mulligan – Chet Baker Quartet Complete Recordings.
    • American Jazz Classics.
    • 99031.
  • The Miles Davis Nonet

    Jeru

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Miles Davis, t; Kai Winding, tb; Junior Collins, frh; John Barber, tu; Lee Konitz, as; Gerry Mulligan, bar; A Haig, p; Joe Shulman, b; Max Roach, d. 21. Jan 1949.

    • Birth of the Cool.
    • Capitol.
    • 7243530117 2 7.
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Line For Lyons

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Chet Baker, t; Gerry Mulligan, bar; Carson Smith, b; Chico Hamilton, d. 2 Sep 1952. San Francisco.

    • Original Gerry Mulligan – Chet Baker Quartet Complete Recordings.
    • American Jazz Classics.
    • 99031.
  • The Gerry Mulligan Tentette

    A Ballad

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Chet Baker, Pete Candoli, t; Ray Siegel, tb; Bob Enevoldsen, vtb; John Graas, frh; Bud Shank, as; Gerry Mulligan, Don Davidson, bar; Joe Mondragon, b; Chico Hamilton, d; 29 Jan 1953.

    • Modern Sounds.
    • Capitol / Toshiba EMI.
    • TOCJ 5406.
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Blues at the Roots

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Jon Eardley, tp; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Zoot Sims, ts; Gerry Mulligan, p; Peck Morrison, b; Dave Bailey, d. N.Y., September 22, 1955.

    • Complete Studio Sessions.
    • Lonehill.
    • 10242.
  • Gerry Mulligan / Johnny Hodges

    18 Carrots for Rabbit

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Johnny Hodges, as; Claude Williamson, p; Buddy Clark, b; Mel Lewis, d. July 1960.

    • Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (on Four Classic Albums).
    • Avid.
    • 1031.
  • Gerry Mulligan / Ben Webster

    The Cat Walk

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Ben Webster, ts; Jimmy Rowles, p; Leroy Vinnegar, b; Mel Lewis, d. Nov/Dec 1959. Also on Gerry Mulligan Four Classic Albums on Avid.

    • Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster.
    • Poll Winners.
    • 27218.
  • Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

    Broadway

    Composer: Bird, McRae, Woode Performers: Don Ferrara, Conte Candoli, Nick Travis, tp; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb, p; Wayne Andre, tb; Alan Raph, b-tb; Gene Quill, cl, as; Dick Meldonian, as; Zoot Sims, ts; Gene Allen, bars, b-cl; Gerry Mulligan, bars; Buddy Clark, b; Mel Lewis, d. Plaza Sound, New York City, N.Y., July 25-27, 1960.

    • The Concert Jazz Band.
    • Poll Winners.
    • 2869742.
  • Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Mexican Jumping Bean

    Composer: Furber / Braham Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Dave Brubeck, p; Jack Six, b; Alan Dawson, d. Berlin Philharmonie, November 1970.

  • Gerry Mulligan

    Song For Strayhorn

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Ted Rosenthal, p; Dean Johnson, b; Ron Vincent, d. April, 1994.

    • The Final Recordings.
    • Telarc.
    • 83517.
  • Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

    I'm Gonna' Go Fishin'

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Gerry Mulligan, bar, con; Don Ferrara, Conte Candoli, Phil Sunkel, tr; Bob Brookweyer, val-trom; Wayne Andre, trom; Alan Raph, b-trom; Gene Quill, cl, as; Jim Reider, ts; Dick Meldonian, as; Gene Allen, bs, b-cl; Buddy Clark, b; Mel Lewis, d.

    • The Concert Jazz Band At Newport 1960.
    • Solar Records.
    • 4569890.

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